Terra Kern’s New Book ‘Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges, and Chuckles’ is a Charming Book of a Spunky Young Heroine’s Adventures.
Recent release “Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges, and Chuckles” from Covenant Books author Terra Kern is an absorbing novel that follows a young girl named Jenna who gets herself caught up in all sorts of tricky situations, needing to rely on her gutsy imagination, boundless curiosity, and family and friends to wriggle out.
CLARKSTON, Mich., December 14, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Terra Kern, a children’s author from South East Michigan where she lives with her husband and rescue dog, has completed her new book, “Little Jenna Jafferty in Changes, Challenges, and Chuckles”: a delightful childhood adventure.
In Terra Kern’s first book, “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 her newest book, “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 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?
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Terra Kern’s new book is a glowing reminder of the scrapes, hits, and misses that the abundant spirit of youth has a habit of getting into when faced with big changes in life.
Inspired by the adventures of her own girlhood, Kern offers a more innocent world where, no matter how messy it gets, things always seem to work out in the end, if you approach it with the inspiring resourcefulness and spirit of little Jenna.
Terra Kern’s New Book “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty” is a Charming Tale of a Girl Trying to Make Her Family Proud, but She Often Lets Curiosity Get the Best of Her.
Recent release “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty” from Covenant Books author Terra Kern is a delightful story of a little girl doing her best to find herself in her family in the 1960s.
Clarkston, MI, February 5, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Terra Kern, a Michigan native with 7 grandchildren, has completed her new book “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty”: a charming tale of an adventuresome and curious young girl doing her very best to be a good and helpful child, however, her antics sometimes end with questionable results.
Terra Kern grew up in rural Michigan in a neighborhood very similar to the one depicted in her new book. She says, “It is true that the adventures therein mirror my own childhood.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Terra Kern’s delightfully entertaining story is set in the 1960s before tablets, DVDs, electronic devices, mandatory seatbelts, and the loss of natural settings to explore.
Author draws on childhood memories for book series
For many folks, childhood memories are a source of joy, comfort, pain, life lessons and, quite often, embarrassment.
But for author Terra Kern, they served as great material for her first book, “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty.”
“Each chapter is about myself and an experience that I had,” said the 1980 Oxford High School graduate. “I was quite the character.”
Set in a rural Michigan neighborhood in the 1960s, the book, published by Covenant Books, follows the adventures, and misadventures, of the fictional Jenna Jafferty, who’s described as a “rambunctious, bighearted little girl doing her best to find her place in her family and to understand the world around her.”
It’s the first in a series featuring Jafferty’s journey.
Although she used experiences from her youth as the basis for her book, Kern, who now lives in Independence Township, insisted it’s not an autobiography. It’s fiction inspired by real-life events, she explained.
Terra Kern, a 1980 OHS graduate,
and her new book “Here Comes
Little Jenna Jafferty.” Photo by CJC
Author turns to childhood for inspiration
Terra Kern’s new book shares stories from her childhood. Photo by Phil Custodio
BY PHIL CUSTODIO
Clarkston News Editor
Terra Kern’s first book features a main character close to her heart.
“Jenna is me. Everything she goes through is an incident from my childhood,” said Kern of Clarkston.
Her book “Here Comes Little Jenna Jafferty” is about an adventuresome and curious young girl doing her best to be a good and helpful child, though her antics sometimes end with questionable results.
“Her adventures mirror my own childhood. I was quite the character, always getting into sticky situations, very stubborn and curious,” she said. “It was a lot of fun writing it.”
One chapter is about Jenna being impatient to go see “Mary Poppins” at the theater, so she puts the car into reverse and knocks over a fence.
“Did it happen? Oh yeah, it sure did,” Kern said. “Everything Jenna goes through is an incident from my childhood.”
Another is about a fishing trip where she gets into a carton of worms, drops one, “plop” into the water, then jumps in after it without knowing how to swim.