"Jennifer Griffith is the award-winning author of four published novels which have been used by book groups and high school English classes. Her articles have appeared in local and national newspapers including The Chicago Tribune, and in national magazines including Meridian.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences and in classrooms and is a member of American Night Writers Association. Griffith holds a degree in Technical Writing, has worked as a writer in the United States Congress and the U.S. Senate.
With over 20 years of editing and critique experience, she offers very affordable book editing and proofreading services to authors and aspiring authors alike.
Jennifer is probably best known for her latest release, Big in Japan (Jolly Fish Press, 2012), the story of Texan Buck Cooper, a big, fat nobody. He’s basically invisible in his job as a statistician and his nonexistent love life–until a family emergency takes him to Japan, where he accidentally becomes a sumo wrestler. The life of a pro athlete isn’t all sushi and sake. He must face down increasing fierce enemies to prove he’s got staying power, and to win the love of his life."
I thought Big In Japan was such an original, interesting and inspiring idea. It is so easy to love Buck due to his easy manner and chivalrous southern charm. Giving this character a career in sumo wrestling is such an unexpected twist to a time-honored underdog story of a nice guy battling obstacles, overcoming his own demons and winning the girl he never realized he's always been dreaming of. It's the perfect recipe for a curl-up-on-the-couch-and-eat-chocolate book day. Not only will you come to love Buck Cooper and cheer for him all the way, but you'll also love the cultural knowledge Jennifer Griffith brings to the story thanks to her research and the two years she lived in Japan. Big In Japan is a novel you'll want sitting on your bookshelf...after you've read it, of course!
Jennifer Griffith has also been involved in a fun, clean romance series entitled The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series. A team of authors pooled together their talents and each wrote a romantic novella. Each of these romances is tied in some way by introducing a smaller character at some point that stars in the next book, and so on. Like a ripple. Get it? So they all tie together. Jennifer's is Immersed, the fifth book in the series. Here is a short synopsis about Immersed.
"Lisette Pannebaker speaks five languages and has a brilliant business plan—personal language immersion. Clients can hire her to shadow them and speak all day in any language they need to learn for business or travel—whatever. But there’s a major hitch: she’s far too pretty. Clients with less than honorable intentions sign up just to have Lisette at their side. Solution? A make-under. Way under.
The bad wig, icky makeup and puffy sweaters work like a charm. None of her male clients show her the least bit of interest. Lisette’s totally relieved.
Erik Gunnarson is charming, kind, and smart—everything she’s ever looked for. Every day as his tutor is making her fall for him more. Even though he seems to have a secret, and she’s sworn she’d never date a client, Lisette is tempted to shed her disguise—although it could mean jeopardizing her career."
We'll have an opportunity to get to know Jennifer a little more with my next author interview. Until then, go get your copy of Big In Japan and Immersed, but make sure you start the series from the beginning. No cheating...naughty.
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