Jenyfer Matthews


Nature or nurture – one way or another Jenyfer was born with a touch of wanderlust, having moved states twice and houses four times before the age of five. The second child of two displaced Midwesterners, Jenyfer grew up in southern Louisiana and spent most of her childhood summers in northern Minnesota, further contributing to her regional identity crisis. She escaped back to the milder climes of the Midwest at the first opportunity by accepting a graduate assistantship at Kent State University, renting an apartment over the phone, and moving to Ohio sight unseen. She cemented her reputation as a daring individualist (or an impulsive flake, depending on your perspective) by eloping with her now husband after only ten months – and introducing her family later.

The move to Ohio was only the first of several long distance moves for Jenyfer. After a few years in Ohio, she and her husband moved to North Carolina for a job – and then on to the United Arab Emirates where they resided for six years and started a family. Traveling has become something of a passion for Jenyfer who has since visited Greece, Turkey, Germany, Italy, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Oman, and Qatar. Jenyfer currently resides in Cairo, Egypt.

Over the years Jenyfer has been a retail clerk, a department store model, a receptionist, a teacher, a freelance newspaper columnist, a librarian, a quilter, and a full-time mother. She’s a Capricorn, a wine lover (but not a snob), and loves to people-watch. In addition to writing novels, Jenyfer writes tongue-in-cheek essays about motherhood and her adventures in living abroad and traveling which she shares on her blog.

Praise for Jenyfer Matthews

Jenyfer Matthews is a skillful writer. She has crafted a tale of romantic affection within a superb suspense story. Recommended.”
The Romance Studio, on Here To Stay

Ms. Matthews has delivered a laugh out loud novel full of twists and turns and enough sexual heat to balance the tale perfectly. One Crazy Summer is a sweet sexy read that will have you wanting to read it again and again.”
Romance Junkies, on One Crazy Summer

Ms. Jenyfer Matthews’ novel All the Way Home is a touching and poignant tale of healing and rediscovery. {…} Well written and riddled with emotions, sisterly bonds and a deeply moving romance, All the Way Home has secured a permanent place in my heart and on my keeper shelf.
Romance Junkies, on All the Way Home

Separation Anxiety is a beautiful story, beautifully told. Jenyfer Matthews crafts a perfect blend of humor and heart that will leave you longing for more.
Gemma Halliday, author of the High Heel Mystery series

Where to find Jenyfer Matthews online

Where to buy in print


Wishful Thinking
Price: $1.85 USD. Words: 20,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Samantha has had more than her share of bad luck in the last couple of years. When her best friend gives her a charmed crystal for her birthday and her luck starts to change for the better, she’s happy enough to accept her good fortune – at least until the bill comes due. What price would you pay to have all your wishes come true? 15,000 Novella & Bonus excerpt of ALL THE WAY HOME
Take A Chance On Me
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 207,480. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Three contemporary romance novels by Jenyfer Matthews together in one volume: Here to Stay, One Crazy Summer, and All the Way Home
All the Way Home
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Maggie Dean and Sam Callahan grew up in the same town, knew each other in school, admired each other from afar, but never dated. She was just a little too straight and narrow for this bad boy. Now they’re all grown up and back in their hometown - she to deal with a family crisis, he to prove that he’s changed his ways. Can Sam be the one to show Maggie marriage can work?
One Crazy Summer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,300. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Summer Donahue is not Ben Martin's type of woman. Ben is conservative, thoughtful and the model of self-control. Summer is whimsical, spontaneous and just a bit flaky. So why, when she breezed into his office like a tropical storm, was he so instantly and inexplicably attracted to her? When it comes to light that Summer needs Ben to save her business, will his heart survive?
Here To Stay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,270. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
All Julia Sullivan wanted was a fresh start in a new place. But cutting ties with the past and starting over can be a difficult thing to do. After leaving her husband and quitting her job, Julia was emotionally spent. But there was something about the house she inherited that seems to interest all sorts of people...
Separation Anxiety
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,780. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Aurora has spent ten years transforming herself into the perfect society wife. Life seems perfect until she is dumped by her philandering husband just before Christmas – and their tenth wedding anniversary. Devastated and unable to face the social ostracism or the holiday parties, Aurora and her best friend Kat plan a trip to Amsterdam for a weekend...then decide to keep going.

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