Shannon Dittemore



Have you ever had a friend that, I don’t know, just showed up at the right time?

I hope so. Cause there’s nothing quite like having someone who understands you and the strange situation you find yourself in.

Jenny Lundquist is that kind of friend.

She’s also an amazing author. In writerly fashion, we met at a library where we had gathered with our writing group to hear a guest speaker. Classic, right?

I’d been having trouble connecting with other young adult writers and then BAM! There she was, sitting directly behind me. Perfect. A godsend. A literal answer to prayer.

Over the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of watching Jenny’s writing career begin and I’ve been lucky enough to be a few steps behind her in the process. I get to learn by watching and listening. She’s such an amazing soul and she’s got that kind of wisdom you only glean by having been there and done that. I’m so grateful she’s been willing to pass it on.

Have I mentioned what an amazing author she is? Well, it bears repeating.

Jenny’s debut novel for middle graders, Seeing Cinderella, will be published by Aladdin M!X in the Spring of 2012. I hope you’ll take a second to visit her website. Her brightness and sense of humor are written all over it and it’s a site I’m sure you’ll be back to time and again.

God bless, friends, and Happy April! May the sunshine and the gorgeous flowers make up for all this sneezing.



  • Comment by Jenny Lundquist — April 6, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    Thanks Shannon! The night we met, on the way to the library, I was actually praying that I would meet a writer friend. Talk about answers to prayers! And I’m excited to see where your writer journey takes you in the next couple of months!

  • Comment by Elizabeth M Thompson — April 6, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I was so excited when you two finally met! I knew you would hit it off and when I saw you sitting with your heads together that night at the library–well, it was obvious two kindred spirits had connected. I praise God for your friendship and the amazing writing journey you are on.

  • Comment by Lacey — April 7, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    It is awesome how God works! I’ve subscribed to Jenny’s website. Thanks for expanding my horizon!

  • Comment by Shan — April 19, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    Truly, Beth, Jenny is amazing and a real godsend. I’m grateful in more ways than I can count.

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