Jen Selinsky

Biography

Jen Selinsky was born in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2003, she earned her bachelor's degree in English from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, she earned her master's degree in library science from the same school. Jen has worked as a professional librarian for over twelve years. She has published more than 170 books, most of which contain poetry. Her work can be found on the following sites: Lulu, Amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble/Nook, Smashwords, and Pen It! Publications. She has also been featured in publications such as: The Courier Journal, Explorer Magazine, Liphar Magazine, and Indiana Libraries. Jen lives in Sellersburg, IN with her husband.

Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am very glad to be a member of Smashwords because not only have I been able to publish and distribute my books via the platform, but I've also become aware of so many other great authors. I look forward to exploring the vast amount of works which one can access through Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I feel that writing gives my life extra purpose. Several times, over the years, I have tried to quit--all to no avail. Now I have written and published over 150 books! I also like the fact that I have met and befriended many authors over the years. I feel I now have a strong community of friends with whom I can share my work.
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Where to find Jen Selinsky online

Twitter: @classicalrock
Facebook: Facebook profile

Books

From My Office
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"From My Office" contains poems which are about life, love, struggling, and overcoming.
Materials Given
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Materials Given" contains poems which Jen wrote on pieces of paper which she received as a gift.
From Here to There
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"From Here to There" contains poems which Jen wrote mostly during the fall of 2013. As an added bonus, she has also sincluded some earlier works, some dating back to 1995.
Gradual Completions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Gradual Completions" is a book of soul-stirring poems, which were started then finished after some time elapsed.
Freshly Brewed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 900. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Freshly Brewed" is a very short book of poems which Jen write on a little box and the tea bags which were in it.
Paperback Writer: Poems Inspired by The Beatles
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Jen wrote "Paperback Writer: Poems Inspired by The Beatles" while listening to the music of another one of her favorite bands. Jen has been a fan of The Beatles since 1995.
Illustrated Sentiments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Illustrated Sentiments" contains poems, some of which are accompanied by drawings. Jen thought this was going to be her final book of poetry, so she included a short story in poetry form, "Free," which expresses Rebecca's desire to break free from her restrictive lifestyle.
Small Portions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Small Portions" is a short, but thoughful books of poems. Jen wrote this during the same time as she was working on her haiku books.
Thoughts on God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Thoughts on God" contains poems and short works which Jen wrote to glorify the Father and Creator of all!
Passing Thoughts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Passing Thoughts" contains poems which Jen wrote during the summer of 2003. Like with some of the other books she had written during the time, Jen liked to experiment with different formats.
Five Seven Five
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Five Seven Five" contains haiku which Jen wrote during 2013 and 2014. Two of them were published in "The Courier-Journal" Holiday haiku section.
Realism and Romanticism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Realism and Romanticism" is a book of poems which Jen wrote while she was thinking of classic works of the same nature. Though these works are not quite the same as their classical counterparts, they are thoughtful, nonetheless.
Bookends
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Bookends" contains poems which Jen wrote on sticky notes inside a book she purchased at a library conference.
Many Too Many
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Many Too Many" shares the same title as one of Jen's favorite songs. As indicated by the title, the book contains quite a few poems.
Blessed Sentiments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Blessed Sentiments" contains poems which Jen wrote dedicated to God, the Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
In Medias Res
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"In Medias Res" is a book of short poems. The title has nothing to do with the contents, but her works are similar to some others which she had written during the same time.
Sweet Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Sweet Love" contatins three short peosm and one long poems. The book is dedicated to Jen's husband, Travis.
New Beginnings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"New Beginings" contains small, but hopeful poems written during 2012.
Trespasser
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Tresspasser" contains poems which Jen wrote while listening to albums with similar titles by Adam Lambert and Genesis.
Life Quotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Biographical
"Life Quotes" contains quotes which Jen wrote between 1996 and 2015. Some of the quotes contained in this book have been used for many blogs, newsletters, and websites.
Continuous Journey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Continuous Journey" contains poems which Jen wrote between January 1 and December 31, 2012. One entry is dated for every day of the year.
Midnight Stanzas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Midnight Stanzas" contains poems which are old and new. The old poems are undated, and the new poems are only available in this book.
Words Spoken True
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Words Spoken True" is a another poetry book which Jen wrote during a late night music session. Some of the works are dedicated to those most important in Jen's life, including the Lord, her husband, and her father.
Carpe Diem/Carpe Noctem
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Carpe Diem/Carpe Noctem" contains poems which Jen wrote during both day and night, whenever inspiration got a hold of her.
Four in Twenty Years
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Four in Twenty Years" contains poems dedicated to the following people: Barack Obama, Robert Prosky, Rear Admiral George S. Morrison, and Jim Morrison. This is Jen's shortest book of poetry.
Aching for Youth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Aching for Youth" contains poems which Jen wrote in a little notebook which a friend gave her.
Hold the Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Jen wrote a great portion of "Hold the Line" while listening to some of her favorite classic rock.
Reconstructions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Reconstructions" contains some poems which were reconstructed from lost works and others which were penned between prose projects.
Evening Reflections
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Evening Reflections" is a book of poetry inspired by the music of Duran Duran and Genesis. Jen wrote it in three hours.
Indian(a) Summer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Indian(a) Summer" contains poems which Jen wrote during the fall of 2011. The title is a play on words.
A View of Dreams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"A View of Dreams" contains poems which Jen wrote during her senior year of high school. This is a republication of the 2002 edition and includes the original dedication and book description.
Child in Time: Poems Inspired by Deep Purple
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Child in Time: Poems Inspired by Deep Purple" is a compilation of works which Jen wrote while listening to the band. She has been a fan of Deep Purple since 2010.
Thin Lines
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Thin Lines" contains poems which Jen wrote what she wrote during the prime of her life, during the summer of 2004.
A Cut Above
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"A Cut Above" contains poems which Jen wrote after she had settled in Indiana. Some of them are dedicated to her husband.
Growing Up and In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Growing Up and In" explores differnt thoughts which were going on in Jen's mind at the time. Some of the poems are dedicated to her friends and family.
Careless Memories: More Works Inspired by Duran Duran
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,850. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Careless Memories: More Works Inspired by Duran Duran" is the second and final book of poems which Jen wrote for the band. She also added two very short stories for the 2016 edition, "New Moon on Wednesday" and "New Sun on Wednesday."
Halos & Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,370. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Halos & Earth" contains poems which Jen wrote in the early 2000s. Some of them discuss the afterlife, and others were poems which she wrote for one of her college writing courses.
Bittersweet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Bittersweet" contains poems which Jen wrote during the summer of 2004. Most of the poems are as indicated by the title of the book.
Fury Storm
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 24,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Fury Storm" was written during a dark period in Jen's life, but the book also contains some poems lighter in theme.
Ongoing Thoughts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,440. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Ongoing Thoughts" contains longer poems which Jen wrote during the tail end of her college career. Some of the poems are longer, and a few are dedicated to her favorite musicians.
Desire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Desire" contains poems which express both elements of physical desire and the author's dedicated pace to make a name for herself.
Shades of Bleu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Shades of Bleu" was largely written while Jen was on the cusp of obtaining her master's degree; it was another pivitol point in her life.
Odyssey in the Making
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Odyssey in the Making" contains poems which Jen wrote when she thought about the direction her life would take after she finished graduate school.
Classical Music
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Classical Music" is comprised of poems which Jen wrote while listening to some of her favorite classic works.
Red Eastern Sun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,160. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Red Eastern Sun" contains poems which reflect Jen's mood during the time. Some of the poems contain Eastern influences.
Becoming a Young Cynic
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 24,150. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Becoming a Young Cynic" contains works which are mostly cynical in nature, but some of them do contain happier themes.
Scented Dreams
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,470. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Scented Dreams" contains poetry which Jen wrote in the early 2000s.This is Jen's longest book of poetry.
Eternity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Eternity" is a collection of poems which Jen wrote in 2004, some of which are dedicated to her friends and family.
Spirits Among Us
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 16,310. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Spirits Among Us" contains thoughtful poems, some of which were inspired by metaphysical poets.
Beautiful Music
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Beautiful Music" is a book of poems which Jen wrote while listening to Elliott Smith and some of her favorite classical compositions.
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