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Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2017

Published April 10, 2017 by Jennifer Loring

I’m participating in this year’s blog hop to represent my nephew, who has autism spectrum disorder. Autism now affects 1 in 68 children, and boys are four times more likely to have it than girls. My nephew will be graduating from high school (at 16!) in June and off to Marymount University in the fall.

This year’s theme is animals, so let me introduce you to another success story–my basset hounds, Daisy and Rocky, who my husband and I adopted from Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue almost two years ago. They were rescued from a life of horrible neglect in Tennessee but have been properly spoiled since arriving at our door.

Older dogs are often overlooked as adoptees; I specifically wanted older dogs for this very reason. Daisy was seven at the time and Rocky five–not that they act their ages!

Thanks to RJ Scott for organizing this blog hop; be sure to visit her site as well as the other participating authors! And if you comment on this post, you will be entered to win an ebook copy of an anthology of your choice!

News, Future Projects, and Where I’ve Been Lately

Published August 16, 2015 by Jennifer Loring

I’ve been doing a lot of signal-boosting for others here lately and not posting much about myself, but that’s because this summer has been…well, “crazy” is putting it mildly. My husband and I bought a house just before Memorial Day. A few weeks later, my sister became critically ill while on vacation in San Diego, so we flew cross-country to be with her. After two weeks there, I accompanied her to her home in Virginia Beach while she recuperated. I was gone for an entire month. Two weeks after I returned home, we adopted two rescue basset hounds (who are the most loving, adorable furbabies ever) from Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue. It has certainly not been a boring summer.

While I was away, however, I managed to finally finish Firebird, the first book in a contemporary romance series featuring my beloved new character, Alex–you can check out the men who helped inspire him on my Pinterest board. I participated in Twitter’s Pit2Pub in July, generated a lot of interest, and ended up selling the trilogy to Limitless Publishing. Branching out into a new genre has been a lot of fun, and the Firebird series will keep me busy for a while, but fear not; I haven’t abandoned horror and dark fantasy! I’m also working on two steampunk novellas, a zombie novella and a novelette, a Weird novella, and a cosmic horror novel.

If you haven’t already, please consider picking up my books at Amazon, and look for Firebird on October 20!

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