Jenny Gardiner is the author of the award-winning novel SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER, the memoir WINGING IT: A MEMOIR OF CARING FOR A VENGEFUL PARROT WHO'S DETERMINED TO KILL ME, and the novels SLIM TO NONE, OVER THE FALLS, HOUSE OF CARDS and a contributor to the upcoming humorous dog-lovers anthology, I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP. Her work has been found in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post and on NPR’s Day to Day. She likes to say she honed her fiction writing skills while working as a publicist for a US Senator. Other jobs have included: an orthodontic assistant (learning quite readily that she was not cut out for a career in polyester), a waitress (probably her highest-paying job), a TV reporter, a pre-obituary writer, and a photographer (claim to fame: being hired to shoot Prince Charles--with a camera, silly!). She lives in Virginia with her husband, three kids, two dogs, one cat, one rabbit, and a gregarious parrot. In her free time she studies Italian, dreams of traveling to exotic locales, and feels very guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house.
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Naked Man on Main Street
A collection of humorous (and sometimes poignant) essays by #1 Kindle bestselling author Jenny Gardiner, whose voice has been compared to Nora Ephron and Erma Bombeck
In her quest to land the ultimate job as a publicist for a U.S. Senator, Mercedes Fortunato finds she's gotten more than she bargained for: a hot young boss whose advances she would gladly welcome, and a creepy old Viagra-addicted boss whose advances she's stuck fending off on a daily basis. When she learns the Senator's hanky panky extends well beyond the bedroom, she finds she's in real trouble.
Accidentally on Purpose
Lucy McSweeney's tired of looking for the Perfect Man. Ready for a family with no man in sight, a turkey baster's looking like her best option. That is, until Andrew Madigan comes along...Too bad she's been hired to photograph his society wedding to a shrew of a woman--his childhood sweetheart.
Where the Heart Is
Reese Larkin had given up on ever going home again, until she realizes that home is the only place she'll ever be able to reclaim what's most important to her. After a call from a long-lost friend, she decides to embark on a road trip to revisit her past and along the way comes to realize that home really is where the heart is...
(originally was titled House of Cards)
Sleeping with Ward Cleaver
Sleeping with Ward Cleaver is the story of what happens after the Happily Ever After. About a woman who was swept off her feet by Mr. Right only to wake up realizing that she'd married Mr. ALWAYS Right, and the only sweeping going on involves a broom and a dustpan (if she ever gets around to it).
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