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Welcome to Genuine Jenn!  You will find many different topics here from books, toys, household items, movies, food, fitness and anything in between.

Meet the review team

Jennifer:

I am the founder and owner of Genuine Jenn. I started this blog as a place to give myself something of my own. Being a busy mom of two, working full time I was looking for something to spend some "me" time doing, the blog was born. 

I love to write about family life, honest product reviews, giveaways, food, books, crafts (kids, beading, knitting) and pretty much anything under the sun. I have been blogging since May 2010 and loving every minute of it. When I started out blogging, I blogged under Canadian Coupon Mom, where I shared coupons and ways to save money with a young family. I still love to share and help people save money but I felt that I needed a more versatile name. This is where Genuine Jenn came to life.

I work in the health field supporting adults with developmental/physical  disabilities. I have recently started writing fiction stories that I will share on the blog and maybe one day publish my own book.

Please feel free to contact me at infogenuinejenn@gmail.com for reviews, sponsored posts, comments or questions! If you are an Author looking to have your book reviewed or take part in the Author Spotlight Saturday please address that in the Subject line of an email.

Cheryl:

I’m happy to introduce myself. My name is Cheryl, but in our house I’m known as ‘Mom’. I’m a wife, and mother of two beautiful children, my daughter is 3, and my son is 1. They keep me plenty busy, and when I’m not with them I’m busy at work. I have worked with adults with developmental and physical disabilities for many years; my only sibling has severe spastic cerebral palsy so doing what I do is close to my heart.

I love to have my nose in a book, I have for as long as I can remember and am proud to call myself a bookworm. In our home we do a lot of baking, cooking, and my daughter just loves crafts. I’m sure my son will too, just as soon as he stops taste testing everything I’m also proud to say my children have adopted my love for reading.

I look forward to reviewing and being a part of Jenn’s fantastic blog, thank you for following us! 

Andrea’:  

My name is Andrea’ Randall, and it’s with pleasure that I am now a contributor to Genuine Jenn’s blog! I’m a mother, wife, and a professional specializing in corporate communications.  I live with my wonderful husband, amazing little boy, a lap dog named Killer, and four chickens in a suburb of Baton Rogue, LA. Things you need to know about me include my obsession with cupcakes, Michael Jackson and books - lots and lots of books. I read almost everything, and I am always reading something. I have no idea what’s going on in pop-culture - seriously thought Bieber Fever was an epidemic, and astronomy was the new cool with the New Moon release. However, I know which new book releases are going to appeal to Hollywood and which ones will leave you with a serious book hangover. Trust me, I know words and storyline. Let’s escape into different worlds together.

I have also discovered a new passion for gardening with anew appreciation for YouTube. 

Kris:

Obsessed! Engrossed! Infatuated! I am captivated by Authors. Preoccupied with finding new titles. Fixated on complex characters.

I am, I admit.  A compulsive bookworm. My contribution is gratifying reviews I share. These word smith’s are Entertainment.  A book is a friend. A new book is a present.  A shared Book is friendship and a gift.

This soul of mine was born long ago. Hours pass when I am captivated by Anything antique, old, or prehistoric. I dig and search for history and the  Artifacts of those left behind.  Endless Binders are filled with my genealogy, And extraordinary family history. I roam old shops, smelling of mildew.

I strive to achieve difficult yoga poses. Progress is developing, and achieved Practicing at home. I am determined To stay strong and lead a balanced life.

The life I once lived is gone.  Flip-flopped. Upon my cardiomyopathy diagnosis, and Defibrillator implant I see the world with New eyes.  The strength and determination Remains.

So very many extraordinarily gifted authors. The possibility of honoring each in one lifetime Is impossible.  I am blessed with sight and the Ability to have books.

The family and my children keep me grounded. I dabble in the garden, indulging in sunshine. Rest, when I am so very tired.  Enjoy the simplicity And slow pace of life.  Share enlightenment with others. Inspiring others, sharing my book reviews.  Enlightening the possibility to take a mystical, Magical journey.  A book is fantasy, and wonderland,The unimaginable possibility of never  ending Possibilities. Books have been by my side since I was able to read.   They are accessible, reliable, Romantic at times, and a thrilling mystery waiting To be solved. 

I have to thank the Hardy boys and Nancy drew series. My anticipation grew with each new  adventure. Stephen King aided my hospital recovery from As a teenager.   Joyce Carol Oates, and Elizabeth berg Are a few of the collections on my bookshelf.

New favorites of mine are authors Karen White,  And Elin Hilderbrand.   These books I couldn’t put Down.  I felt attached to each character, and storyline. 

Come join the ride. Read a book.

Inge:

My name is Inge, I’m in my thirties (but feel much younger), I work as a secretary in a law firm and I live in Belgium. I can ooh and aah over animal pictures and videos like others do about their children. I had the cutest Westie and the sweetest Lab and now there’s still a cat called Puss (she doesn’t have the boots but those eyes I tell you, they let her get away with everything). My perfect day consists of snuggling under a soft blanked with Puss on top, a cup of hot coffee, some (Belgian) chocolate within reach and a good book. And when I have to go outside, I I always, always carry my e-reader with me, wherever I go, you just don’t know right? I might forget my phone or keys but never my book ;-).

I love to devour thrillers and there is nothing much that can shock me anymore. I really love to catch the bad guys and figuring it all out on my own. To balance my hunger for crime I also like to read chicklit/romance with a hot alpha man. I especially like the sweet romance novels. I’m a somewhat demanding, some would say difficult reader I guess and I wonder if there is anyone else who shares the same interest or if I’m all alone in the literary woods on this one. I'd love to hear your opinion about the books reviewed here!

Carmen:

Hello, I’m Carmen and I live in South Africa. I work at an animal shelter, and when I’m not at work, you can either find me reading, writing, listening to music (I like pop-rock, alternative, rock and heavy rock) or I’ll be busy on social media. The sort of books I like reading are contemporary, young adult, legal, suspense/thriller, Christian, biography and chick lit/women’s fiction.

I also do the sound board at church and am involved in a victim/women’s welfare organisation as well.

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If you are interested in becoming a Genuine Jenn reviewer please send an email to infogenuinejenn at gmail dot com   

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2 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Can you tell me if you would be willing or able to review my children's picture book?

    I am a teacher as well as an independent author and have written two children's books which I would be pleased if you would consider reviewing.
    The first book is currently out in print.
    'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus' is about a bus rescued from a scrapyard and turned into a 'Playbus'.
    The book is currently with myself as hard copy but is being put into ebook format at present.

    The second book will be out this autumn and is being illustrated.
    It is an island adventure story for Jay-Jay.
    Can you please let me know if you are interested.
    Further information can be found on my web site and Facbook pages should you be interested.
    Many thanks
    Sue Wickstead
    (Author)
    www.suewickstead.co.uk
    Facebook
    ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’
    and
    'Bewbush Playbus and its Memories’

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  2. What a diverse group you are! I saw your blog listed in the Book Review Directory. I blog and write, and noticed that most reviewers work hard reading and writing reviews, but don't get much traffic for all that work, including myself. Like Ryan Lanz, I'd like to feature your work on my site. Each week I feature a specific genre. If you have a book review for that genre post the link in the comment section. I will visit it and list all the links the next week and on my link page as well. You don't have to read another book, but publicize a post you've already created. Yeah!!! I read that you review biographies. Here is a link for memoirs. http://wp.me/p7tP3I-eS.There is no catch. I'm retired, love to read and blog for fun. Marsha :)

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