Author Spotlight: Jen Lowry

Author Bio J LowryJen Lowry is North Carolina born and raised, still holding on to that country slang that is unique to the small town of Maxton she loves so much in Robeson County. She is an avid enthusiast of all things horror, UFC, and binge watches old episodes of Quantum Leap. She finds herself comfier in a pair of pajamas and would make all public appearances in them if she could get away with it. When she isn’t literacy coaching, author coaching, or homeschooling her two fabulous boys, she can be found napping or singing loudly, probably napping. Jen has her doctorate degree in Christian Ministry and is a member of Raleigh First Assembly. Check out Jen’s official author sites all over the net from podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, and more by searching up Jen Lowry Writes or follow her on @jenlowrywrites. Contact Jen for special author appearances and teaching opportunities or stay up to date with her journey at http://www.jenlowrywrites.com.

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10 Fun Facts about Jen:

1. I am a high school Literacy Coach and an English teacher by day and homeschool mom by night!
2. I love my blended family of seven!
3. We watch UFC every weekend! Fight Nights are Family Night!
4. I love to sing. If you’ve read any of my novels, you’ll see a common theme!
5. I enjoy reading children’s literature more than any other genre. It’s where my heart soars!
6. I received a doctorate degree totally not related to my full-time job as an educator but because it was a bucket list dream (Doctorate in Christian Ministry)!
7. I take my bucket list seriously, as you can see by #6!
8. I feel like writing is my calling and love to help other authors achieve their goals (check out my Jen Lowry Writes Author Podcast and YouTube channel!)
9. I am a huge horror movie fan!
10. I volunteer with prison ministry and one day hope to establish creative writing workshops in North Carolina prisons.


The Books

LYRIC HARPER

Lyric Harper, musical genius, is about to embark on her senior year at the most prestigious arts school in the world nestled right in the pines of North Carolina. Harmonic Arts Center, this hidden gem of talent and artistry, has another mission than to equip talented young musicians with the heart for greatness but to test and develop their inner spirit to bring out their mythological nature. Seven youth are selected for an early admittance summer program under the guise of performing at the opening showcase in the fall. They are called for a greater purpose and shapeshift, train, and work as one flock to combine their gifts to defeat the creatures threatening to cross the Harmonic Bridge into our world. Birds of a feather fly and rock together in this new MG Contemporary Fantasy set in 1985.

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MAGICAL CHRISTMAS WEDDING

Mackenzie Hart, a middle school teacher and hometown sweetheart, is about to be married to Jordan McLaughlin, a handsome banker with big city dreams. Mackenzie loves Christmas and knows a wedding during the holidays would be the perfect backdrop for her big day. What she would have never thought possible becomes her reality when she finds a magic wedding dress and travels back to 1955, the very summer of her grandparent’s union. Will she be able to make it back home in time for her own wedding? Or will she cause the greatest disaster in her family history, wiping out everyone she loves, including herself?

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THE RAPTOR REVOLUTION

Samuel Adams Squirrelly is on a mission. He must save Christmas Mountain from the red-tailed hawks, led by a fanatic Elvis impersonator, threatening their natural balance. Does he have what it takes to gather up his band and led them into battle? Will he be able to survive the vicious attacks from the sky? Is there one hawk among them that can set things right? Join Samuel and his O.R.E.O. militia, as they face their greatest challenge to stand for freedom and fight for liberty in this MG Historical Fantasy based on the American Revolution.

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Interview with Jen Lowry

Happy Thursday everyone, hope you’re having a blessed day. Today I am sitting down with YA Contemporary Fiction author Jen Lowry. I’m eager to get to know more about this author. What about you? Check it out below.

The Interview

Tell us about yourself?
I’m a momma in a blended family of seven, Literacy Coach, English teacher, podcaster, business owner, and homeschool mom.

What genre do you write? Why?
I started off writing YA contemporary fiction, and Sweet Potato Jones will be published in 2020 with Swoon Romance, but have evolved over the past year and challenged myself to explore different genres. It has been so rewarding. I will say that my favorite to write is horror/paranormal, contemporary fantasy and historical fantasy.

How does your normal day look like?
Crazy. On the way to work, I host a daily podcast for authors on my drive. I am a Literacy Coach, English I teacher at a large, metropolitan high school. After work, it’s homeschool time to my two fabulous boys, and I have to squeeze in cooking and napping in there, too. I write after the day is done, try to upload a YouTube video, and keep all of my social media up to date. On the weekends, I have “Homeschool Adventures,” as we call them in my house, so after we are finished up with that, I head back to writing before UFC. Sunday is church and errand day, so I’m always on the go.

What is your favorite hobby?
Hands down, watching UFC. Every Saturday, you’ll catch us around the big screen, eating snacks, and enjoying the fights.

If you could be one person who would it be?
Me. I could never be anyone else because that would mean I wouldn’t have my children, and they are my heartbeats.

Monarch Logo 2019.pngWho is the main character in your book? Tell us a bit about them.
Lyric Harper is finishing up her junior year when she receives the letter she’s been waiting for all year. She was chosen for a special summer program at Harmonic Arts Center and will spend her senior year with musical geniuses from around the world. She plays guitar (Daisy), writes music, and thinks of herself a little weird the way the music plays in her head.

What does your writing process look like?
My summer months are spent writing, usually 18 hour days (no joke) because when school hits, I’m too busy to push out novels. I bank them and set them to preorder. So, now my fall schedule is set with books for my readers to enjoy.

What do you have in the works right now?
I’m currently working on my second book of illustrated poetry called, Heartbeats, have to write my first adult sweet romance before the end of September to meet a deadline, and am compiling an anthology of 20 authors called, Everyday God Things, where all proceeds will go to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

What should we expect from you in the coming months?
Stick around because the Holy Spirit is always at work. Honestly, I surprise myself, so follow me to find out!

Do you have any special closing statement you would like to share with your fans?
Never stop writing. Have the courage to push through any self-doubt and continue to improve your craft each day. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be you. Honor your blank page. Write your story.


Jen Lowry

Author Bio J LowryJen Lowry is North Carolina born and raised, still holding on to that country slang that is unique to the small town of Maxton she loves so much in Robeson County. She is an avid enthusiast of all things horror, UFC, and binge watches old episodes of Quantum Leap. She finds herself comfier in a pair of pajamas and would make all public appearances in them if she could get away with it. When she isn’t literacy coaching, author coaching, or homeschooling her two fabulous boys, she can be found napping or singing loudly, probably napping. Jen has her doctorate degree in Christian Ministry and is a member of Raleigh First Assembly. Check out Jen’s official author sites all over the net from podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, and more by searching up Jen Lowry Writes or follow her on @jenlowrywrites. Contact Jen for special author appearances and teaching opportunities or stay up to date with her journey at http://www.jenlowrywrites.com.

Connect with Jen!

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Lyric Harper & the Harmonic Bridge

LYRIC HARPERLyric Harper, musical genius, is about to embark on her senior year at the most prestigious arts school in the world nestled right in the pines of North Carolina. Harmonic Arts Center, this hidden gem of talent and artistry, has another mission than to equip talented young musicians with the heart for greatness but to test and develop their inner spirit to bring out their mythological nature. Seven youth are selected for an early admittance summer program under the guise of performing at the opening showcase in the fall. They are called for a greater purpose and shapeshift, train, and work as one flock to combine their gifts to defeat the creatures threatening to cross the Harmonic Bridge into our world. Birds of a feather fly and rock together in this new MG Contemporary Fantasy set in 1985.

Purchase Today for $7.99!

Christian Author’s Inspiration

Many authors are asked the question about what inspires them to write. My response would be, what doesn’t inspire us? Writers have a way of taking in the world with its beauty, grace, and even misfortune, turning it into the next story or character. Being open to allowing the blank page to become what it is meant to be, that might be the trickiest part of all. It becomes a challenge when we stand in our own way as authors. Excuses pile up. Doubts creep in. The Holy Spirit is knocking on your heart with a story. You wake up from a dream with a scene etched in your mind. You meet your character in your head. Hello, new idea. You are inspired. By everything.

But you stop.

We have to push through the need for approval and validation from others. Other writers may have the next best book out there. We might not be good enough so we hide behind the screen, in fear of what a critic might say. We wonder what it takes to get the bestselling status. All of that energy could be put to use when we come to the one simple conclusion. I call it simple, but it took me a long time to get there.

Christian authors are writing for one and only one motivation – the Lord.

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

Colossians 3:23 (KJV)

Our work is for the purpose of pursing the passions that God has given to us. When we recognize that we are all unique, have our own way of storytelling, and embrace our inspirations, our fingers have the permission to fly across keyboards. We write with joy. Our well of inspiration runs over.

Maybe this will plant the seed in another author out there. This freedom

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 will allow your craft to grow. Each day we will write more. We will learn something new. We will add to our skillset. We will not be alone.  I’ll be praying for all of the authors out there who are honoring their story. Be inspired. Listen to the Holy Spirit. Answer the call. Write.

Blessings,

Jen Lowry

 


Jen Lowry

Author Bio J LowryJen Lowry is North Carolina born and raised, still holding on to that country slang that is unique to the small town of Maxton she loves so much in Robeson County. She is an avid enthusiast of all things horror, UFC, and binge watches old episodes of Quantum Leap. She finds herself comfier in a pair of pajamas and would make all public appearances in them if she could get away with it. When she isn’t literacy coaching, author coaching, or homeschooling her two fabulous boys, she can be found napping or singing loudly, probably napping. Jen has her doctorate degree in Christian Ministry and is a member of Raleigh First Assembly. Check out Jen’s official author sites all over the net from podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, and more by searching up Jen Lowry Writes or follow her on @jenlowrywrites. Contact Jen for special author appearances and teaching opportunities or stay up to date with her journey at http://www.jenlowrywrites.com.

Connect with Jen!

Website | FB | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube | Podcast | Amazon