*** Special Feature - January 2016 ***
Meet the Author
My name is Jennifer Renson.
Writing is my passion and I hope to one day make it my full time career. I graduated from Monmouth University with my major in Public Relations/Journalism and a minor in History.
I acquired my Masters Degree in Counselor Education with a New Jersey State Certificate for School Counselor.
I participate in Open Mic events throughout New Jersey, attend book signings, and when I am not writing poetry/books freelance write for Lost Treasure Magazine covering a variety of topics such Captain Kidd, Cesare Borgia, King Arthur, The Library of Alexandria and Richard III.
My first young adult novel Carousel about the abandoned ride bringing together two young people while the elusive doll maker tries to keep them apart in a alternative Lucca, Italy was released in August 2015 with the prequel The Cottontail in the works. A portion of my endless poetry has been published into three poetry books: Delightfully Dark: A Collection of Poems and Tales, Eo: Go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel and Uncharted.
I’ve had the honor and liberty to meet well known actor and photographer Norman Reedus, the talented Michael Rooker, and the creative minds behind The Lego Movie/21 & 22 Jump Street: Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Not only have I been a extra in Chris Rockwell and The Stickball Social Club’s music video “We Don’t Play To Win” but I’ve been featured in Monmouth University’s Monmouth Magazine and have been on internet radio including 40footholestudio.
I hope to inspire the world with my works and if they make just one person smile, make one day bright, make just bit more of happiness, I feel accomplished!
Contact the Author
After living in the countryside for years, Princio returns to his homeland, the tiny yet prosperous Kingdom of Lucca, upon the orders of his dying grandfather. Living alone in the annexed building next to the palace, Princio is discovered by the kingdom’s chief doll maker, Feletti, who purposely withholds his knowledge of Princio’s past in order to gain his trust and friendship. Princio believes Feletti to be a true friend until he meets Marian, a girl with a penchant for cooking and a natural curiosity, and their chance meeting in the kingdom’s carousel sets off a series of events with the potential to change everything. As Princio, Marian, and Feletti’s dark secrets begin to unfurl, their lives slowly come to light.
Reviews for Carousel
"It is a fantasy with just a touch of terror. There are a supernatural bad guy, a handsome prince and a beautiful maiden. While quite a bit of the development is foreshadowed, the happy ending is very satisfying."
"I came across this book while looking for something new and interesting to read. The cover was the first thing to stand out and grab my attention and let me tell you this story did not disappoint! Captivating, a little scary, and something I hope gains a lot of momentum soon! Very addictive and worth rereading! I look forward to reading more books by Jennifer!"
On Barnes and Noble:
"Jennifer Renson’s Carousel has a curious, dark and mystical theme that reels you into reading the book. She has created an unusual plot that brought out clear visuals of the moderately paced sequence of events, which were suspenseful. The writing is very structured, giving good details of the events, and emotional uncertainties of the characters with regard to their odd situations."
On Google Play:
"Imaginative, engaging, worth re-reading over and over. Different in all the right ways. Would recommend to anyone who wants to read something different, to take them away from the world they know and place them in a alternative Lucca, Italy. Look forward to reading more books by Jennifer."
On Google Books:
"Captivating is how I would describe this suspenseful, fairy tale kind of story that is unlike most literature out these days. Where most stories fall into the long trilogies or 800 page epics, Carousel takes you into this alternate Lucca, Italy that you cannot help but feel enchanted by.
I came across this book while searching for something to read during the holidays and thanks to other reviews online and online interviews with the author herself, I decided to read it."
"The location of the story which from what I've heard is a alternative Lucca, Italy is a interesting choice. You can tell it is Italy by some of the names of other characters, the lifestyle of the people, and some of the styles of the clothing they wear. The story isn't far fetched and never came off old, rehashed or overdone like most of the popular books seem to fall into. Its entirely new, creative, and at times a little scary in a suspenseful, fairy tale kind of way!"
Other Books by the Author
"Delightfully Dark", A Collection of Poems and Tales is the first published book of poetry by New Jersey native Jennifer Renson. Readers are invited into unpredictable poetic tales written through vivid characters and colorful settings from the Victorian Era, post apocalyptic Georgia, and the middle of nowhere. While some characters are reunited after unforeseen circumstances others are able to find inner strength, accept changes, and embrace the world around them. Photographs taken from beautiful up state New York accompany this thematic combination of fantasy and reality.
"Eo" latin for "go, walk, ride, sail, pass, travel" is N.J native Jennifer Renson's second book of published poetry. Leave your world behind and go on a journey through time and place. In "Eo", we return to post apocalyptic Georgia where we follow a father and his thoughts about his son while a odd radio transmission is broadcasted. Friends follow a circus, as another returns home to the ideal cottage, and a spectator watches a world of creatures from a window in the clouds. Readers enter the minds of several characters in their own worlds, while exploring others. Smell the ocean air, absorb the sun and spend some quality time with the moon. As a special surprise the readers get to add their personal touch to the book. Stuck in traffic? Play a little tic-tac-toe. Traveling to somewhere new? Write it down and paste the pictures. Draw the constellations you feel from the plane window. Turn your daydreams into a poem of your own or two. Whether you travel by plane, train, bus, car, boat, horse, bicycle or foot, you can carry, inspirational and delightful poetry with you.
Welcome to the unknown and unexplored in "Uncharted", Jennifer Renson's third book of poetry. Prepare to dive deep into the thoughts and dreams of several lives from a leader struggling to keep his group alive, to a dark horse deserving of a title, a lovesick London man, a water sprite, a man worthy of being called a Prince, and men of liberty.
From tale to photograph be immersed in times almost forgotten as you trek through the uncharted roads ahead of your life.
Book Buy Links
Amazon.com: Carousel, Delightfully Dark, Eo, Uncharted
Barnes and Noble: Carousel, Delightfully Dark, Eo
PDF Copy of Carousel & PDF Copy of Uncharted - Open Internationally