A message from Jennifer
Thank you so much for your interest in me and my books. I wanted to let you know a little more about me, and my life here in Washington, DC.
I'm a mom with two girls who are growing too fast! I love taking them into the woods or the mountains with our dog, Timmy--he's a bouncy golden retriever--especially when the sky is that really intense blue, the sunlight piercingly bright, the scenery lush and layered, or frozen in winter with a thick blanket of perfect snow.
Writing is my life. Sometimes people ask how I can sit and write for so many hours, but the truth is that I just love every moment. I feel as if something is coming to life under my fingertips, that I'm carefully creating a world, characters who will act and think and feel emotions all by themselves.
Cooking is my other joy, as is eating! My kids and I are forever in the kitchen, cupcake tins out, the piping bag ready. But I also love to cook for family and friends, dashing around the warm kitchen surrounded by wafts of garlic, herbs, and stocks while the girls lay the table specially with flowers and candles.
I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I loved writing them. Please get in touch. I'd love to hear your stories, too.
A Short Biography
Jennifer Ryan is the author of National Bestseller THE CHILBURY LADIES' CHOIR, THE SPIES OF SHILLING LANE, THE KITCHEN FRONT, THE WEDDING DRESS SEWING CIRCLE, AND THE UNDERGROUND LIBRARY. Her writing has featured in Literary Hub, Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, The Daily Mail, The Irish Times, The Express, BBC Online, YOU Magazine, The Simple Things Magazine, and Good Reading Magazine. Previously a book editor with The Economist, DK, and the BBC, she moved from London to Washington, DC after marrying, and she now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. Her novels are inspired by her grandmother's tales of the war in Britain.