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

Written in the Heat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2018. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Written in the Heat contains an eclectic mix of works which Jen arranged to give the reader a taste of many kinds of her writing.
Playing with the Meaning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Playing with the Meaning contains lots of short works, including: essays, poems, and musings.
Dazzling Designs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
Dazzling Designs contains original drawings and poems by Jen. This book is for people who like to color in larger pictures.
Animus Mente
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Animus Mente is a collaboration between Chris LoBue and Jen Selinsky. The work was originally slated to be published by Orpheus Press in 1998 until the deal fell through. Through this publication, readers can now have access to the entire manuscript.
My Perspective
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,170. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"My Perspective" is a book inspired by writing prompts. Some of the entires contain Jen's innermost thoughts.
Colorful Expressions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Colorful Expressions" contains thirty-four poems and fifteen coloring images.
A Fresh Start
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,100. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"A Fresh Start" contains short stories which Jen wrote for both amusement and school assignments. Very little had been changed to keep with the authenticity of the original works.
The Other Side of My Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,850. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"The Other Side of My Mind" is a transcription of some of Jen's dreams. Though words alone cannot do them justice, Jen thought these dreams were worthy of sharing with rest of the world.
Pieces of My Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Pieces of My Life" contains essays about some of Jen's profound life experiences. Supplental materials contains previously unpublished pieces from Jen's private files.
Solid Mesh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Solid Mesh" contains poems, short stories, school papers, and jokes. The book is a companion piece to "Self Expressions."
Singers of Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,460. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"Singers of Dreams" contains five short stories which Jen wrote in early 2015.
Boxed In
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
"Boxed In" is the story of thirteen-year-old Julie. Her parents treat her like a baby, but she might not be as innocent as she seems.
Self Reflections
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Self Reflections" contains more previously unpublished material, such as poems, letters, and two short stories.
You Might Recall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,710. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"You Might Recall" contains poems, short stories, and musings. For this book, Jen decided to embellish on an publish some older pieces.
Steps of Faith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
Profitable company owne, Brian Whittaker, takes steps to end his life. When an angel of God stops him, Brian begins to re-evaulate his faith in the Lord!
Raw Materials
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 41,220. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"Raw Materials" contains short works which Jen wrote for school assignments. For authenticity's sake, Jen changed very little of the original content.
Destined to Change
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,040. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"Destined to Change" contains six short stories in which characters undergo unexpected changes.
Five Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,480. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"Five Stories" contains works which Jen wrote for the now defunct Amazon Shorts program. As a bonus, Jen decided to include the product descriptions for each story, as well as two rough drafts of "Picture Perfect."
I, Human
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Librarian Ana is frustrated with the her job and how dehumanizing it has become. She, along with the rest of her co-workers are convinced that there is something wrong with their supervisor, Lilian. It turns out that, "she" is and evil robot, set out to turn all the workers into mindless slaves. She will not stop until she reaches the domination of all humans!
Shadow of the Acolyte: Works Inspired by Steve Hackett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Shaadow of the Acolyte: Works Inspired by Steve Hackett" was written while Jen was listening to the sounds of yet another one of her favorite musicians.
Indigo Rhythm: Works Inspired by Peter Gabriel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,290. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Indigo Rhythm: Works Inspired by Peter Gabriel" contains poems and short stories Jen wrote while listening to one of her favorite musicians.
Prelude to a Dream
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Prelude to a Dream" contains poems, short stories, musings, essays, and works which were previously published in magazines and newspapers.
I Have the Dream
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"I Have the Dream" contains poems, short stories, and events which were significant to Jen. Some of the works were submitted to local newspapers and also to "Chicken Soup for the Soul."
Stories of Our Lives
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
"Stories of Our Lives" contains stories told through the perspectives of many different people. These works are written in different formats to appeal to the reader.
Red, Black and Blue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,750. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Red, Black, and Blue" contains poetry, short stories, and musings which Jen wrote during one of her bursts of inspiration.
Exquisite Entrées
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,060. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
"Exquisite Entrees" contains side dish and dinner recipes which Jen had collected over the years. The book is a companion piece to "Appealing Appetizers" and "Delightful Desserts."
Amelia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Amelia is sought after by two men. One of them is her longtime friend, Ian who is in a failing relationship. The other, Draco, has an unhealthy obsession with Amelia and is determined to win her, no matter the cost!
Minor Crossings
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 36,020. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
"Minor Crossings" contains stories which Jen wrote before she turned eighteen. Very little was changed in order to keep the original authenticity.
Glowing Numbers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Glowing Numbers" contains poems, musings, untitled essays, and drawings which Jen created between 2015 and 2017.
Backlash
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
"Backlash" is the story about a man named Jason who mercilessely beats a man who confessed to having raped a fifteen-year-old girl. On the run from the law, Jason seeks the assistance from his ex-girlfriend, Tammy.
Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran and My Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,980. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"Hungry Like the Wolf: Duran Duran and My Life" talks about Jen's experiences following the band. Included are bonusus such as a Simon LeBon drink recipe, an unpublished newspaper interview with Jen, and a blof post from "The Daily Duranie."
Children in Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
"Children in Time" is a sci-fi love story which takes place in 2016. When Amanda meets a strange man named Joe, who claims to be from the year 1967, then her whole world turns upside down. How will she be able to handle what some describe as love at first sight?
Hidden Classics
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Hidden Classics" contains poems, sayings, observations, and four shot stories. Most of the works were written on small scrps of paper and stored in two hollow, decorative books.
Designing Literature
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Designing Literature" contains many poems and two short stories, "A Hopeful Renewal" and "Deleted from Existence."
Daze & Knights
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Daze & Knights" is a short books of poems which was inspired by another unique book of poetry.
Shapely Features
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 850. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - General
"Shapely Features" is an adult coloring book containing twenty-four images accompanied by poems. The drawings are intricate in shape and design.
Sound Bytes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
"Sound Bytes" is a love story told in between poems; perspective change between first and third person. Cassandra is a L.A. slacker who dreams of becoming a rock musician. Nick is a hobby cellist, whose parents are pushing him into a career in law. This book also contains "Around the World for Love," written in stanza form.
All I Ever Wanted
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
"All I Ever Wanted" contains eight short stories, written in stanza form. Many of the main characters were young.
Through These Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Through These Eyes" contains poems, musings, and short flash fiction stories which Jen wrote in 2016.
Chocolate Muffins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Despite the title, "Chocolate Muffins" is not a cookbook. Rather, it contains poems, musings and two short stories.
Cul-de-Sac
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Cul-de-Sac" contains a mixture of poems, unpublished to letters to editors, musings, and one short story.
Bitter Strawberries
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
"Bitter Strawberries" is a book consisting of forty-one poems and one short story. The poems are similar in structure and subject matter to that of Sylvia Plath's "Colossus." The fictional part in "Illuminating Lives" involves Jen having been cast as the lead role of Sylvia Plath for a local play.
Transitions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
"Transitions" is a books of poems, one short, story, and one short play. "Summertimes Blues" is about an overworked woman named Justine Wesley. "Transitions" is a short play in which the Voice (or Narrator) brings five literary greats together in one room: Emily Dickinson, Willa Cather, Sylvia
Another Brick in the Wall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Plays » Women Authors
"Another Brick in the Wall" is a story, written in play and paragraph form, about a woman named Lavender Greenwood. While her husband, Nigel, is a struggling musician, she waits everyday to hear from record companies saying that they will record the music by Lavender and Nigel's band.The play is also inspired by Pink Floyd's album, "The Wall."
Birthday Blessings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
"Birthday Blessings" is a book which contains humorous, insightful, and fun quotes about birthdays.
And so It Begins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"And so It Begins" is a book of poems which surrounds a short love story. Thirty-four-year-old is Elizabeth is about to have a wake up call of of the mind and the heart when she is caught sleeping on the luggage of twenty-five-yer-old Australian, William, at the English International Airport.
Works in Progress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Works in Progress" is a book of poems made from words which Jen had previosuly selected from her mind.
Colored Lights
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Colored Lights" is a book of poems which Jen wrote abour Christmas 2014. Many of her works reflect upon her thoughts throughout the year.
I'm Free: Poems Inspired by The Who
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"I'm Free: Poems Inspired by The Who" contains poems which Jen wrote while listening to a large collection of the band's work. Jen has been a fan of The Who since 2008.
Comfortably Numb: Poems Inspired by Pink Floyd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Comfortably Numb: Poems Inspired by Pink Floys" is a book of poems Jen wrote while listening to her other favorite progressive rock band. Jen has been a fan of Pink Floyd since 2008.
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