My friend and incredible author, Jennifer Niven.
The "ICE MASTER" & "ADA BLACKJACK" are 2 of Jennifer's well received and very popular books of non-fiction that are already out there by HYPERION. Amazing reads for all those of you that love well written adventure and human saga. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY picked "The Ice Master" as one of it's top ten non-fiction books of 2000 (when it came out) "...Into Thin Air meets Titanic."
"Ada Blackjack" was praised for being "As brilliant and multifaceted as sunlight on new snow."
"VELVA JEAN LEARNS to DRIVE" is Jennifer's third book and first novel. It will be published by VIKING-PLUME and due out AUG. 2009. The novel is based on a screenplay by the same name which Jennifer wrote in 1995 while she was attending the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE in Los Angeles. The screenplay became a short film that earned an Emmy Award the following year.
Great writing and writers are like catnip for me. It's one of those things that captivate and engage me fully.
I am a bit in love with books. Everything about them. The way they look, the feel of the paper, the different typefaces, their scent and how they feel in your hands. Don't even get me started about the feeling I get when I walk into a bookstore!
That being said, indulge me for a minute while I boast about my dear friend and amazing author, JENNIFER NIVEN. She's the type of writer I would read and be excited about even if I didn't know her...and believe me, knowing her makes her talent that much more impressive. Jennifer is one of those people that makes what she does seem easy. "Of course I can write that," You'll think as you read her work, but the beauty of her talent is that you can't (or at least I can't) because she is truly gifted, insightful, talented and pretty much too groovy for words. Don't take my word for it, check out her site, her previous books, her story and her 2 new ones coming out in 2009.
You'll be hearing more about her from others as well...