About the Author
A relatively blank display greets you. It has only a handprint in the stone with a single phrase written above it: "Touch me."
You raise an eyebrow with a smug smile as more than one anecdote comes to mind, and you pause a moment, considering. Yet, glancing around, you decide this mundane aisle of a room shouldn't produce anything you can't handle, so you place your hand in the imprint.
Your vision blurs and you close your eyes against an odd sensation of pressure all over your body. Your thoughts change
. You have new memories of a different world... a different time.
An Author's Brief Tale
I have always loved to read - a passion I imagine you share. My favorite genre (though many are enjoyable) is Fantasy, or Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Excited to write, I began my very first story at the age of five, adding to it and adding to it, until my interests took a different turn: fantasy.
In February 2000, I wrote a short story called "A Ray of Hope" for a contest (and won). The new story and world in this composition intrigued me, and I began fleshing it out. Yet, at the end of my junior year in 2002, I wrote 2 sentences as a yearbook entry... and couldn't get them out of my mind. I transferred them to paper and just kept writing. This new tale became Queen of Thought (whose world incorporated some of my lore from "A Ray of Hope"), and I believe I finished the novel's first draft circa 2009.
Until 2012, the bulk of my writing centered on fantasy (mostly focused on Queen of Thought). I had battled depression and anxiety my whole life, and I felt God's pull to specifically write something I was thankful to Him for each day. So, putting my fantasy writing on pause (excepting occasional jaunts), I began a blog called "A Thankful Heart.
" I self-published my first book in 2013: "My Thankful Beginning ~ A Shift in Focus
," which compiled my 100 thankful things into a devotional journal meant to aid others to experience the joy of Christ bestowed on me through the practice of intentional thankfulness to Him. I later decided to separate my fiction writing from my real-life writing, so I re-published the book under the name "Jen Kramer."