Jenny Ahmed


After having a million careers as a former ICU/ER nurse, law, columnist and vice president of one of New York City's largest car service, former property & casualty insurance broker, and real estate broker holding many certifications, Jenny has finally settled into her dream career that she loves - writing! She's been writing for 20+ years as a columnist but is now writing non-fiction and very soon, novels.

Jenny's last book, The Tough Mama's Guide to Survival reached #1 Amazon in three genres. This is a survival guide geared to women, as in survival guides, women were often overlooked, even though they head 46% of American households. It is her goal to put an educated person in every household.

In continuing the Tough Mama series, the next book will be for women looking to break out into a business of their own. It breaks down starting a business into manageable goals. The Tough Mama series is geared for the empowered woman to reach her full potential. There are no barriers that cannot be overcome. Jenny has much experience in the business world and as a business owner used all the information in her books!

Currently, Jenny is working on her first novel, By Dawn's Early Light, is slated for release later this year.

Jenny divides her time between Brooklyn and way upstate New York where she writes from the top of her mountain. She and her husband, and best critic, Iftikhar, have seven children and two grandchildren. When Jenny is not sitting in front of her laptop writing, she is running around Europe, painting, quilting, or sailing her boat on Lake Champlain. Her biggest fans are her three cats (lions really) and coyote dog, Daisy.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk! Hahaha! It looks like a mound of papers! Believe it or not, I can tell you every single thing on my desk. Most of my writing is done on a TV table, in the living room, surrounded by my kids! Yes, my little TV table is covered with notes and papers too!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a farm in the south in the middle of nowhere. My only friends were a nanny goat, a peacock, and about 50 chickens. Since there was no one to play with, I developed a very wild imagination. This would develop into amazing story plots in my mind. The theater was something else I loved to do on the farm. I would spend what seemed like weeks writing a play, making the stage props out of cardboard and make my parents watch my performances!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jenny Ahmed online

Where to buy in print


This member has not published any books.