Jenna Petersen knew she wanted to be a writer at a very
young age and had a very specific image of what that
In her mind, she would live in Los Angeles (why not New
York... who knows?), attend book signings, drive a very
expensive car and date endlessly (and apparently,
unsuccessfully). There was little actual writing involved
in the fantasy.
Instead, she got a degree in Psychology from the
of Washington, married her high school sweetheart and
to Central Illinois. There was much actual writing
in the reality and she learned a lot in the years she
waited to hear she sold a book.
Jenna is a beginner to fencing (yes, with swords...
actually, they are called foils), she enjoys travel,
history, live baseball, and of course, all things related
to reading and writing. She runs a website for aspiring
authors called The Passionate Pen, which has become a
popular resource in the romance writing community. She
writes erotic romance under the pseudonym Jess Michaels.