My name is Jennifer Sauer. My mother wanted to name me Jeffery because she thought I was going to be a boy but when I came out a girl Dad vetoed calling me that. My middle name is Lynn because Dad also vetoed “Rose” for a middle name. He vetoed a lot of things before they settled on a name. At least, that’s the way my mom tells it. My preferred nickname is Jenni (with an “i” but if you spell it with a “y” I won’t kill you or anything…). Only a select few people are allowed to call me Jenn, so please don’t unless you already do or I’ve given you permission to do so.
I am 19 years old as I write this but I feel about 15. 15 was a very nice age for me. But, I’m trying to feel more 19 and learning what this whole “being an adult” thing means.
I love to write and am the author of The Crimson Banner which is a medieval adventure that can be purchased by following this link: https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61777-392-1 or through Barnes and Nobel or Amazon. I’m also looking into perhaps self-publishing my latest novel. I have a thousand and one story ideas floating around in my head and like to lock myself in my room and pound them out onto my computer whenever the fancy strikes. Mom, however, prefers advance warning so I’m working on balancing that out. I tend to drift in and out of my story worlds at any given time without meaning to.
I love to read and my tastes are varied. I go through phases so if you notice reviews of similar genres all at once that would be why. But generally, I like things high in both the adventure and the romance departments. Though, the romance has to be clean and not super mushy. Because both of those things are huge turn offs.
I have very strong opinions about things but am terrified of offending people (I think that has something to do with my personality type, which is INFP if you were wondering). So, I might write a diplomatic post one day and rant about why something is bad the next. I’ll try to be nice and even though.
I am a homeschool graduate who still lives at home. I looked into going to college but God pretty much shut those doors. He has me where I am now for a reason and so I can’t complain (actually, I can and very often do but I’m working on it.)
My blog name comes from Psalm 45. It serves as a reminder to me that I am a follower of Christ and adopted daughter of the Most High God. I can be a terrible daughter sometimes, but thankfully, He is faithful when I am not! I am grateful every day for His love and mercy. Without them I am nothing.
I have an amazing family! My Dad underwrites mortgages and plays the guitar and writes wonderful music. He’s very talented. He’s also a great dad. I wouldn’t trade him for anything in this whole world. My mom is a stay-at-home wife and mother (and former stay-at-home teacher). We’re BFFs and she means a lot to me. I don’t know what I would do without her. I have two older siblings- a brother who I adore and a sister who I idolize. My brother has also given me another sister as well as making me an aunt several times over. He works with steel but is talented in a million other things as well. I’m not kidding. My brother could be anything he set his mind to. Right now he’s setting it to husband, father, and good employee and I’m very proud of him for that. My sister serves as a missionary of sorts in Ohio at a place called Good Works (http://good-works.net/). She loves what she does and is definitely called to be there. It’s a great place and I am so happy to see her somewhere that makes her this excited. The only downside is that she’s in Ohio and I’m in New York, which makes it tough. But, can’t argue with God... She hasn’t given me another brother quite yet, but she’s working on it, so I’m being patient.
Besides writing and reading, I also love to sew. Costumes are one of the most wonderful things known to mankind and I love them with a passion. I also like making dresses I never wear. Drives Mom crazy. I’ll post pictures as I sew, though it might be a while since I can’t make anything new until I’ve cleaned my sewing room. Have I mentioned what a procrastinator I am?
I love little kids very much! I’m a babysitter for some of the most wonderful (and frustrating) children ever. They drive me insane but I wouldn’t quit for all the tea in China (and not just because I wouldn’t know what to do with that much tea…). I hope to have a whole passel of kids of my own someday. Just have to find me a nice young man first… I also teach writing to four students between the ages of 10 and 13. We’re using a curriculum called Cover Story by Daniel Schwabauer. He also wrote the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum which is the best high school class I ever took. If you’re a student interested in writing or know someone who is, his stuff is definitely worth looking into. And, aside from the babysitting and teaching I also lead a book club with five girls (ages 10-12). I come up with all sorts of discussion questions and we have a huge blast!
And, that’s about it… if you have any questions of comments please drop them in the comments box. I’d love to hear from you and will reply just as soon as I can!
Over and out! Hope to see you around!