Jenna Wimshurst


It was during University when I was on my own getting drunk while watching Absolutely Fabulous that I realised I wanted to work in comedy. For three years I wrote and performed stand up comedy in and around London. Over 150 stand up gigs and one quite disastrous Edinburgh Fringe show later I finally realised that performing stand up wasn’t for me. So I decided to become a writer.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating story lines and characters which grew from a small silly idea I had on the bus or at work or whilst sitting in the bath with a beer and an e cigarette (i've recently quit.)
What do your fans mean to you?
They provide cool relief when it's too hot outside, i especially like the spanish ones with the flamenco dancers on.
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Where to find Jenna Wimshurst online


Gallivanting in Barbados: An Idiot's Journal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A humorous journal of my trip to Barbados where I went to a wedding, swam with turtles, snorkelled over shipwrecks, partied on the beach, came close to death by puffer fish and realised that jumping off a trampoline in the sea is no longer my idea of fun.
Gallivanting in Thailand: An Idiot's Journal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Gay & lesbian
A humorous journal of my trip to Phuket, Thailand exploring Patong, Kata, Karon, Phi Phi islands, Big Buddha, the elephant sanctuary and much more. This comedic and realistic piece of travel writing takes you on a journey through the island of Phuket with Jenna, a lesbian writer from London and her Scottish girlfriend, Suz.
Pecan Pie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Freya is in her first year at university when suddenly her funeral directing father almost dies from eating a pecan pie. With a drunken mother and a coma-ridden father, it's now up to Freya to run the funeral parlour without totally cocking the whole thing up.
Suicidal Janice
You set the price! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Janice is a 48-year-old marketing manager, who has decided to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of a building in Malford. However before she can jump she needs to sort her life out. This dark comedy explores how Janice plans for the big day.

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