J. Schlenker, a late blooming author, lives with her husband out in the splendid center of nowhere in the foothills of Appalachia where the only thing to disturb her writing is croaking frogs and the occasional sounds of hay being cut in the fields. Her first novel, Jessica Lost Her Wobble, published in December 2015, was selected as a finalist in the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. One of her short stories, The Missing Butler, received honorable mention in the first round of the NYC Competition. The Color of Cold and Ice is her second novel. Upcoming Works are: The Innkeeper on the Edge of Paris and The Missing Butler and Other Life Mysteries (A Collection of Short Stories).