My name is Jennifer Priester and I am a reader, author, artist, book layout designer and publisher. A & M Moonlight Creations is my publishing company.
I love animals and own several, which is why there will always be at least one animal in every story I write! Currently I have a Chihuahua whose name is Taco, two Mini Rex rabbits named Chibi and Kojikaki, and a 10 year old, goldfish whose name is Pumpkin. I also have many anipals; animals I don't own but that I am friends with. You can meet some of them on my website in the Meet the Anipals section which is under Meet the Author.
I have adopted most of my animals from rescue centers and will continue to do so. Hopefully I will also continue to write about them!
Aside from reading and writing and illustrating books, I enjoy taking dogs for walks, spending time outdoors, taking photographs of animals and nature, English and Western horseback riding, reading other people's books of all genres including; fiction, nonfiction, print and digital, comic books, graphic novels, manga's, novels, and all age levels, listening to music of all kinds, but mostly soundtracks, watching many different types movies and TV shows, and playing almost anything in video games though RPG's and Action/Adventure games are usually my favorites!
I have written over 200 stories about animals, the relationships between humans and animals, magic, the supernatural, superheroes and more. Most of these stories are fiction, but I have also written some nonfiction and fiction stories based on true events.
My first published work is the Mortal Realm Witch series. Right here on Smashwords you can find a free book in which characters from across my Mortal Realm Witch series, as well as other characters of mine, appear. The book is called: "The Battle of Ebulon". I also have free to read stories on my website.
Currently I spend a lot of time on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/jenniferpriester, I also have my own group on there where you can ask me anything at anytime.
You can also learn more about me by going here:
Although this was several years ago, I no longer have the rabbit featured in it, and my first book is published, not much has changed.
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Smashwords book reviews by Jennifer Priester
- The See-Through Leopard
on Oct. 06, 2013
First off I love the imagery as the scenes with the native wildlife are told. The author does an amazing job of making the reader feel as if they are really there. Throughout the book she writes about the animals in a way that captures nature perfectly.
The author also does a very good job spreading the word about animal conservation and the more serious issue of animal poaching in a way that is realistic yet entertaining. It is clear that the author is highly passionate about these subjects.
Though not overly so for a YA book, because of the subject matter there are a few scenes that are a little graphic and can potentially be highly emotional for some readers, especially animal lovers. However, through these moments is when the authors message comes across clearest to readers and all the good moments in this book, of which there are plenty, make these more difficult moments worth the read.
This book also contains some very entertaining and funny moments.
The only problem I had with this book was an inability to understand and identify with the main character of Jazz. Overall I liked her but aside from the feelings about the leopard and her attitude towards conservation, I had nothing in common with her.
I also have some mixed feelings about the books ending. Although I was not particularly fond of the way the final chapter ended, I still really liked it in a way especially because its not how I expected it to end so it came as a surprise and it also did a really good job of reinforcing the real life issues presented in this book.
I would definitely recommend to any and all animal lovers but particularly those who have found themselves in the situation of bonding with an animal, either wild or domestic as a foster or caretaker whose job is now or has been in the past to prepare the animal they have bonded with for the new life that it would live upon leaving their care.
Besides the general message about poaching and animal conservation I think this book also serves as a good reminder for why animal fosters and those who rehabilitate wild animals do what they do.