Here Comes Book Two of the Little Jenna Jafferty Series

 

Sitting on pins and needles is the best way to describe how I have been feeling for the last couple of weeks awaiting my complimentary box of Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges & Chuckles books from my publisher.

But Hooray! It’s time to get off the pin cushion because the books finally arrived yesterday afternoon and my excitement continues to build!

This means it won’t be long before Little Jenna Jafferty’s continued antics and adventures in the second book of the series are released for sale. A press release will be written up by my publisher and a video book trailer made and released as well. After that, book sellers everywhere will begin to offer  Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges & Chuckles to the public. Whoo Hoo!

Just as little Jenna Jafferty’s mom commemorates exciting events with photographs, so will I, LOL!

And these are Terra’s thoughts for today.

 

 

Little Jenna Jafferty Speaks Up And Out

Hi! My name is Little Jenna Jafferty and I love adventures, exploring places and doing stuff. I have heaps of curiosity and some say a stubborn streak that causes me to do some funny things sometimes. Hee Hee!

I love my Mommy, Daddy, big sister Janine and baby brother Jason. They all sometimes get caught up in my adventures too. Whoops! But I have the most fun with my big sister, Janine.

The lady posting this is my creator and because of me, she is an author now. She used to be just like me back in the 1960s but has changed since she growed all up. And that’s why I had to keep whispering to her to let me say something. I think she did because she is getting really impatient for her next book to be released. So now she’s just like me again, hee, hee!

I’ll tell you a secret. But Shh! This has to be our secret! I mean, my creator didn’t think of this at all. I had to scold her for not writing anything about our first book here! There is only stuff about our next one. She finally listened!

Okay, inside our first book called “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty”, you will find out how I went swimming with a worm, how I drove Daddy’s car, oh yes, I did! And why I couldn’t teach frogs to jump. You will find out how a birthday cake can be a nightmare and why I don’t like carnivals. You will even learn what PP and QQ means! (Giggles)

So, here are the chapters from our first book:

  • Who Is Little Jenna Jafferty
  • Behind the Wheel
  • First Fishing Trip
  • Jump, Frog, Jump
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Sugar Daddy
  • Creek Adventure
  • Honey Bear Bank
  • Birthday Cake Nightmare
  • Alligator Fish
  • Jenna Goes to the Carnival
  • The Sad Puppy

As I am sure you have guessed by now, Little Jenna Jafferty just had to be heard. She was running around in my brain speaking to me and would not be quiet. And when Jenna speaks, I listen, lol! That is how I became an author after all.

And these are Terra’s thoughts for today.

Cover Reveal of Book Two in The Little Jenna Jafferty Book Series

I am so excited to present you with the cover reveal of the second book in The Little Jenna Jafferty Chapter Book Series. I have been waiting for this for quite awhile now, so when it arrived in my author’s portal yesterday, I took in a deep breath hoping with all I had in me that I would absolutely love it. Love it so much in fact, that I wouldn’t desire to have any changes made which would delay the release of Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges & Chuckles. And my hope was granted! I absolutely love it! No changes required.

 

May I present you with the cover…

 

 

 

 

I do hope that you love it as much as I do and are as excited as I am for this book to be released. Of course there are more steps to be taken and more work to be done before that comes to fruition, but with the approval of this cover, the release date moves closer and closer.

In celebration, I also wanted to show you some of the inside of book two as well as the outside. So I thought why not share the chapter titles with everyone? And why not indeed?

 

They are as follows:

  1. Fall Changes
  2. Look Who’s Talking Now
  3. Halloween Tricks or Treats
  4. Sneakers, Loafers, and Cowboy Boots
  5. Not a Peep
  6. Jenna Meets Santa Claus
  7. Santa Comes Early
  8. Scissors, Snowflakes, and Pigtails
  9. Valentine Chocolates
  10. Mystery of the Missing Erasers
  11. The Orange Crayon
  12. Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear Soap                   

 

And there you have it! I hope that all I have shared with you about Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges & Chuckles has you intrigued and piques your curiosity.

There is just one more thing I wanted to pass along to you and that is, comments are welcomed and appreciated.

And those are Terra’s thoughts for today.

Sneak Peek into Book Two of The Little Jenna Jafferty Book Series

Here in South East Michigan, fall is in the air! Today’s cooler temperatures, brisk breeze, and cloudy skies have that fall essence about them. Although I’m really a summer girl at heart, I’m gladly welcoming the fall season this year. We have a had an unusually hot, humid and sticky summer. The sixth hottest on record, actually. It’s been so hot and sticky that the windows had to be closed because of the air conditioning. I much prefer a summer where I can open the windows and let that summer air roam free throughout the house. But alas, it wasn’t so.

This fall feeling today also gets me even more excited about the upcoming release of the second book in The Little Jenna Jafferty Chapter Book Series though. It’s titled Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges, and Chuckles. You may be wondering why this fall feeling gets me excited and so I’ll give you a hint. One of the chapters is called Fall Changes. You can rest assured that the changes in the weather and what they usher in give Little Jenna Jafferty more to explore and add to her array of antics. But I can do even better than that!

I have decided that while I’m waiting for the next step in the process, to receive and approve the book cover design from my publisher, I will share with you the blurb from the back of the book. I hope this makes you as excited as I am about the upcoming release. So with no further ado, here it is!

 

In Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty, little Jenna didn’t want anything to ever change. She was happy and thought her life was perfect. But now, it isn’t. From the changing of the seasons, to big sister Janine starting school and baby brother Jason starting to walk and talk, Jenna’s life presents new challenges.

In Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges, and Chuckles, little Jenna’s story continues to unfold in the 1960s from one hilarious predicament into another with some precious moments sprinkled in along the way. Jenna means well; she always does. But her curiosity, deep well of emotions, and stubborn streak have a way of interfering with the best of her intentions!

It seems that no matter what her intentions, Jenna’s spunk and very literal grasp of the world around her get her straight from one comical situation into the next. Will she ever figure out how to manage her wild curiosity, or will her abundant imagination get her into more messes than even she can dream up?

 

Gah! I’m so excited! And I can’t wait to post the “cover reveal” once I approve it!

And those are Terra’s thoughts for the day.

 

The Making of The Little Jenna Jafferty Book Series For Children

I’ve had several fans ask me what I thought about when I decided to write The Little Jenna Jafferty Series. So I thought I would share my thoughts on the making of the Little Jenna Jafferty Book Series for children  with everyone.

First and foremost, I wanted to write  stories that would make children laugh. One of the reasons for that was because I loved to laugh as a child and actually have never outgrown it. Humor has a wonderful way of making the not so nice things in life fade away and not seem so pressing anymore. Laughter is contagious and just feels oh so good any time, anywhere, no matter our age. Well, except for in the middle of a church sermon maybe, lol!

Another goal I had in mind was parents and grandparents. Being both, I know from experience that kids have their favorite books and stories that they like to have read to them over and over. Many times, to an adult, it gets very tedious simply because the story content is geared toward children and children only. This got me to thinking…

Read, Relate and Reminisce

I wanted to write stories that not only were favorites for the children, but that adults would like and wouldn’t mind reading over and over because there were elements in the books geared towards them as well. I was thinking I wanted to pen books that parents/grandparents, in short, could “read, relate, and reminisce” with their children/grandchildren.

The long version is “read”, well, that’s self explanatory, lol! The “relate” part is where I determined the setting for The Little Jenna Jafferty Book Series would take place in the past, including things that the older generations could relate to. Then as they related, the “reminisce” part would naturally follow. It was my hope that certain incidents and experiences that Little Jenna Jafferty encountered would remind the parents and grandparents of stories from their childhood that they would in turn share with their children and grandchildren. This would open the door for quality sharing time for all.

Bottom line though, is that I wanted all generations who read The Little Jenna Jafferty Book Series to be entertained and experience an enjoyable read. And based on some of the Praises the first book in the series “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty” is getting, I believe I’m right on target.

And those are Terra’s Thoughts for today.