Sunday, November 4, 2018

No Shave November!

Hi, all!

It's been a while, but I'm blogging over the Heart-Shaped Glasses Blog today.

Why?  Well, because it's No Shave November!!

Come see what celebrities I think look even BETTER with a beard.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cruisin with Zach "Love Story" Episode 39 with Jennifer Shirk

Hi, Guys!

I was recently interviewed on a little local segment called "Cruisin with Zach"

It's a lot like Karaoke Carpool--without the karaoke. LOL

We talk everything from writing to pizza. (Yeah, it gets deep)

Check it out!!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Catch Him if You Can is released today!!!

Hi, all!

I'm so happy to announce that my latest book--Catch Him if You Can is finally released today!

I just love Arden and Wade. They were a lot of fun to write. Sometimes characters can just take off by themselves and these two definitely did that.

Hope you get to check it out for yourself!

Veterinarian Wade Roberts is done with love. But try convincing the elderly folk of Cape Harmony who are determined to play matchmaker. Now the young single women in town are bombarding him with baked goods and love notes, and being “taken” is the only way to stop the meddling grannies—which is why he needs a fake fiancée. Fast.

Arden Pearson loves planning weddings. Other people's weddings, that is. After her own engagement ended in disaster, she prefers to live vicariously through her work. But when she needs to persuade a big client that she’s capable of planning the celebrity wedding of the year, she’s willing to go as far as pretending to be engaged herself to her best friend’s older brother.

Soon their ruse has everyone in town believing they make the perfect couple—including Arden. She’s always been nothing more than a kid sister to Wade, and it might take a village to convince him otherwise...

Available at:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes  |  Goodreads

What Nice Reviewers Have Been Saying...

"I was laughing while reading chapter one... I was hooked!" -Jessica C., Goodread

"I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!  A new twist on a small town grapevine." -Pamela D., NetGalley

"I'm a huge fan of the tropes in Catch Him if You Can: fake fiancé and friends to lovers. In Shirk's capable hands, the tropes feel new and fresh." - Erica H., Goodreads

"Jennifer Shirk always delivers a light, engaging romance with endearing characters." - Nicola A., Goodreads

"This book was hilarious fun.  The banter between Wade and Arden is so much fun to read.  These two had me in stitches.  These two characters felt real and it was easy to become invested in their story.  Not to mention they are pretty hot together." -Patty W., Goodreads

Have a great week!!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

First Look at Catch Him if You Can :-)

In my newest installment in my Accidently Yours series, town widower Wade Roberts is being bombarded by Cape Harmony's matchmaking mamas. His only way to stop them: pretend to be in a relationship with his sister's best friend, Arden Pearson. But when what started as an act begins to shift into something more, it might take a village to convince Wade that Arden’s his perfect match.

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About Catch Him If You Can:

Title: Catch Him If You Can

Author: Jennifer Shirk

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 13, 2018

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Series: Accidently Yours

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: 9781640636156

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Copyright© 2018 Catch Him If You Can

Jennifer Shirk

“I don’t understand what difference it makes if you’re married or engaged or whatever on how you do your job,” he said.

Her shoulders slumped. “Normally, it wouldn’t make a difference, until I received that bad press a few months ago.”

“The Bahamas Bolter?”

Yes,” she grumbled. “Anyway, it’s a long story, but these particular clients were hesitant to sign until I kind of sort of blurted that I was engaged.”

Wade snorted. “Seriously? It’s not like my clients think I need to own a pet to be a good veterinarian.”

“Exactly! Thank you.” She bit her lip. “Normally, I’d dismiss clientele who thought like that. However, they are pretty big clients, Wade. Huge. Huge enough that if all goes as planned, everyone will easily forget that wedding snafu I had a few months ago. I had no choice but to tell a teensy lie. And, well, since you had wanted me to pretend to be your girlfriend earlier, I figured…”

“You figured I could be your fake fiancé.”

“Yes. Will you?”

“Uh, here’s the thing. I wanted a girlfriend,” he said, folding his arms. “I didn’t say anything about a fiancée.”

“Oh, Wade, really?” She spluttered. “What’s the difference?”

“What’s the difference? It adds a whole other element to the charade. And besides, don’t you think you’re moving a little fast in our fake relationship? I had no idea you were so pushy. Fake boyfriends don’t like to be—”

“Okay, I get it!” She huffed. “So sorry I didn’t fulfill your time requirement to be fake courted properly, but like I said, this is an actual emergency.”

He took a bite of banana bread and chewed, pretending to think it over. “I don’t know…”

Arden planted her fists on her hips with a harrumph. “What don’t you know, Wade? Whether you actually missed out on the fake wooing or how unreasonable you’re acting right now?”

“Now, now. A short temper is not something particularly attractive in a fake girlfriend slash fiancée.”

“Well, maybe when a person’s career is in jeopardy and she asks a friend for help and gets turned down flat, she wouldn’t feel the urge to punch the fake boyfriend slash fiancé in the throat.”

He wanted to grin but didn’t dare. It was rare to have the upper hand with Arden—and he found he was quite enjoying this sudden little nuance, along with her begging him for help.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Guest Blogging!

Happy Friday!

I'm blogging over at my critique group's blog today!

Stop over if you want to see pictures from my library's Local Author High Tea!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Bargaining with the Boss is now in #AUDIOBOOK

WHAT JENN IS WORKING ON NOW: Book #3 in the Accidentally Yours series and a partial of a proposal for another publishing house. 

WHAT JENN IS LISTENING TO NOW: "No Excuses" by Meghan Trainor

Hey, all!

As you can see above, I am busy busy busy. (A good busy though.)

But I just wanted to pop in and tell you that Bargaining with the Boss is now available in audiobook.
This is very exciting to me because it's my first audiobook.
I can't wait to hear it myself!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Moving from Vision Board to Action Plan: A 5 Step Plan to Making Good on Your Dreams

Hi, all! Happy Monday!
Today I have a special guest blogger: Michelle Vandepol!

Michelle is a writer, editor, and bookish Canadian who loves connecting with other readers and writers on Instagram at @michellevandepol.
Take it away, Michelle!

Moving from Vision Board to Action Plan:
A 5 Step Plan to Making Good on Your Dreams

I believe in the power of the vision board, not so much in the way of way it is often floated as the secret to pull in all one’s dreams by way of energies, but in a touchstone of the most visual sense of prioritizing. The beauty of the vision board is to keep front and centre the outcomes we hope for and give purpose to our efforts.

Here is a 5 step plan to move your vision board into an accompanying action plan:

1.       Make a new vision board for your upcoming season.

The year divides beautifully into 4 seasons of approximately 90 days each. Each of those is another opportunity to decide on a few desirable outcomes for that period. While it makes sense to make them realistic to enjoy the process; that doesn’t mean that they can’t be ambitious. The short period of time allows efforts to really buckle down and get to upping word count, or pull back usual spending to maximize each dollar saved for a large ticket item or experience, or overhaul life to a reality that better exemplifies our intentions of health and artistic pursuit, for example.

2.       Decide on a medium that makes sense for you.

Some people like the physical act of cutting and pasting images and some prefer the convenience of Google images and Publisher copy and paste. Think of choosing as the first step to exercising personal vision and celebrating who you are.

3.       Filter your priorities according to your personal vision.

It is tempting to emulate what others we admire are doing, but it might not make sense for our available resources, season of life, or competing demands on our time. Some soul searching will unearth the ideals we want our lives to fall under and the outcomes that make our hearts beat a little faster. The key is to take everything whirling around in your head right now and divide it into items to focus on this year or another year and then this season or another season.

4.       Enjoy the process of continuing to bring into reality your vision as you walk out the next 90 days.

The way of the artist is to gratefully experience the journey along the way. This may be as simple as capturing a still life of an everyday moment you don’t want to take for granted or getting together with like minded folks to compare notes as to your collective progress and weekly goals.

5.       As new ideas arise, relegate them to a safe place to avoid derailment of your current ones.

I don’t know what it is about getting creative regularly that breeds ideas, but don’t be alarmed if this happens to you. Coupling your vision board with a notebook that captures the exciting new ideas that pop up unbidden while we are creating means that we can stay in one place and follow through with our current intentions while not losing the brainstorms we are deferring to a later date.

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Thanks so much, Michelle!