Jane Hertenstein


Jane Hertenstein is the author of over 70 published stories, a combination of fiction, creative non-fiction, and blurred genre both micro and macro. In addition she has published a YA novel, Beyond Paradise, and a non-fiction project, Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady, which garnered national reviews. She is a 2-time recipient of a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. She also is in demand as a seminar teacher for Flash Memoir. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in: Hunger Mountain, Rosebud, Word Riot, Flashquake, Fiction Fix, Frostwriting, and several themed anthologies. She can be found at http://memoirouswrite.blogspot.com/. Her latest eBook are Freeze Frame: How To Write Flash Memoir and 365 Affirmations for the Writer.

Where to find Jane Hertenstein online


Freeze Frame: How to Write Flash Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Many of us are looking to write memories—either in the form of literary memoir or simply to record family history. This how-to book looks at memoir in small, bite-size pieces, helping the writer to isolate or freeze-frame a moment and then distill it onto paper.
365 Affirmations for the Writer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Writing is a journey. Every time we sit down to begin a piece or write the first chapter or the first line we are venturing into uncharted territory. 365 Affirmations for the Writer is about listening to those who have gone before us and letting them guide us with their insight, their own trials. By reading what others have said, we can survey the path before us, count the cost, and plunge ahead.
Beyond Paradise
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,840. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Louise Keller travels with her missionary family to the Philippines on the eve of Pearl Harbor. At first the country seems like paradise, but soon Louise and her family are captured by the Japanese and forced to live in internment camps.
Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,900. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Tens of thousands of homeless people walk the streets, forgotten, yet each with their own story to tell. Marie James, a 69-year-old bag lady, and a frequent guest at an inner-city mission in Chicago, sat with Jane Hertenstein through the summer of 1995 and recorded this shocking and moving story of life filled with sorrow, loss, mental instability, and hope.

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