Jenn Thorson

Biography

Jenn Thorson always knew she wanted to be a writer; it was the C+ in Penmanship that initially held her back. By the age of 11, she'd written her first mystery novel, Key to the Blue Moon, which her secretary— er, Mom—was good enough to type up for her. It was a raging hit among the two people she knew.

Spurred by her dramatic success, she went on to write other works, an experience that found her cluing into the Mystery genre, flirting with the Melodramatic Teen style, and becoming better versed in the Embarrassing Poetry of Which We Shall Never Speak Again school of writing.

Yet, oddly, no one stopped her from attending Carnegie Mellon University for Creative and Professional Writing. And it was here she discovered that humor was in her heart.

This was a surprise, since the funny bone usually gets so much press.

Soon Jenn graduated from Carnegie Mellon and, with an inconvenient bent toward eating regularly, she took a job as a technical writer for a software development company. In the years that followed, she would move from the joys of explaining where the File menu was, to managing the marketing of the company's product line.

Marketing, she realized, involved a gleeful combination of Making Stuff Up and Actually Getting Paid for It; so she became a full-time marketing writer and project manager in a local advertising firm.

She also continued to hone her fiction, and her first published story, "The Last Great Play of Rosie Cosnowski" made its way into the Timber Creek Review.

Since those days, Jenn Thorson's stories have been published in the Humor Press, the magazine for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and Romantic Homes magazine.

Her books include There Goes the Galaxy and The Purloined Number.

Jenn is currently working on the third and final book in the There Goes the Galaxy trilogy, which is great fun for her, but less so for her character Bertram Ludlow, since he's already been through quite a lot at her hands.

Jenn Thorson lives in Bertram Ludlow’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, but is definitely mostly sure she’s never met extra-terrestrials there.

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Books

The Purloined Number
By Jenn Thorson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,360. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
In this second book from the THERE GOES THE GALAXY, the number three is held for ransom. Universal systems have ground to a halt. A third of the universe is trapped in a mysterious viral field. Even the Earth's stuck in a looky-no-touchy zone. Can Bertram Ludlow and Rollie Tsmorlood track down the numeroterrorist and free the Universe... before their own numbers are up?
There Goes the Galaxy
By Jenn Thorson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 284,950. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
It's the age-old tale of boy meets alien abductor. Boy meets stun-gun. Boy learns he's the only one in the Universe who can save the Earth from extreme world makeover by inter-stellar landlords. (Yeah: he thinks it's a bit much, too.)

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