BEST SELLING AUTHOR Jennifer’s Story
The prolific Jennifer Archer has written both fiction and nonfiction. Her books have been considered for the Reviewer’s Choice Award from the Romantic Times Bookclub and the Rita Award from the Romance Writers of America. Through Her Eyes, her first novel for young adults, was included on the TAYSHAS High School reading list and the Texas Library Association’s first spirit of Texas Reading Program – Middle School reading list in 2013. Workshops on imagination and writing are among of Jennifer’s favorites to lead. Archer Editing & Writing Services is her company where she does freelance writing and editing for clients. She and her husband and three dogs are Texans.
Twice Jennifer Archer has been nominated for the Golden Heart, the RWA’s highest honor. Dorchester Books is where you can find her rom-coms. Body and Soul, Ms. Archer’s debut novel, was released in 1999. Her second book, Once Upon a Dream, was a finalist for the 2001 Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature and was on the bestseller list for paranormal romance at Borders Books for several weeks. It was also named one of Amazon.com’s “Best New Romances” for the month of January 2001. In August of 2002, a third novel, Shocking Behavior, was published.
Jennifer is an accomplished public speaker who has addressed audiences including teachers, students, writers’ groups, and bookstores on the subjects of creative writing and following one’s ambitions. She lives in Amarillo with her husband, two sons, and a neurotic Brittany Spaniel, and she has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University.
Best Books by Jennifer Archer
Through Her Eyes
Each specter has a tale to tell.
Tansy Piper would rather be anywhere but in Cedar Canyon, Texas, with the other kids from their tiny hamlet. Tansy has little choice but to follow her mother to the barren West Texas hamlet when she makes the decision to relocate there. Tansy finds herself lured to the tower of their dilapidated old home and quickly learns that it has a shady past. The unusual pocket watch, poetry journal, and little crystal she discovers in the cellar have the most chilling effect on her.
Soon, Tansy discovers that the camera allows her to enter a dreamlike black and white world where her existence is entangled with that of the mysterious and tormented Henry, who once resided in the same house but passed away decades previously. Fate and the relics she discovered appear to have connected their lives, but as Tansy spends more and more time in the past, her present begins to drift away. Before she completely loses track of her own existence, Tansy must free herself from Henry’s perilous reality.
What I Left Behind
Allyson Cole has found happiness after years of searching. Now that she’s engaged to the guy she loves and running a thriving restaurant, she’s ready to let go of the past and move forward with her life. Ally has been avoiding the issues that have plagued her since she was sixteen, but when a child named Nick Pearson shows up at her door saying he is her grandson and needs her aid, she has no choice but to face them head on.
The Shadow Girl
For a couple of hours at a time, I can even forget that she is here with me. At times I try to tell myself that our encounter was really a dream. Or that I’m completely off my rocker.
Lily Winston can’t remember a time when she was truly alone. Iris, a shadowy apparition who looks just like Lily and whispers in her ear, is always there for her, but no one else can see her. Lily is keeping Iris a secret.
A tragic accident takes Lily’s father’s life, but his enigmatic last words hint at the secrets he and Lily’s mother have been harboring. Lily finds herself under increased pressure from Iris, who has temporarily taken over her mind and is insisting that she solve a peculiar conundrum that her father left behind. Lily is intrigued by the new, intriguing lad in town, Ty Collier, as she seeks to understand his secret past. Together, Lily and Ty must weave a web of deception to find the truth about her family, Iris . . . and Lily’s own identity.
What I Never Expected
The webs that secrets can weave through people’s lives.
Nurse Administrator Maggie Mahoney has high hopes for her and her intelligent son, now twenty-one, in the future. She managed to build a great career and a happy family life while parenting Eliot on her own. However, right as she is about to reach the pinnacle of her profession and see Eliot off to medical school, his ex-girlfriend gives birth on her watch, and she worries that she will have to put her goals on wait.
By telling Eliot he is a father, Maggie breaks patient confidentiality, elicits a startled response from him, and uncovers a long-buried secret. as well as a choice to make. The question is whether or not her son will return to his senses if she tells him the truth about her history.
BETRAYAL. SEX. A bikini top with yellow polka dots. A total of two hundred songs on a single disc. A duration of six weeks. A sizzling tropical isle. Join us on EDEN, the most exciting new addition to the world of television game shows. Contestants go on a total of one hundred blind dates, share two hundred first kisses, and make a total of ninety-nine heartbreaking confessions in an effort to locate the match that will light the greatest fire and prove that their flame is the one that will burn forever. In this region of forbidden fruit, everyone will play the dating game to pass the time and sweat through the heat wave. However, only one couple will reach the end of the rainbow and experience eternal love.
A Change of Seasons
Mom has finally arrived. Her kid has been caught eloping. And she keeps eating and eating…
CiCi Dupree, a renowned psychologist, wants to start a new, happy chapter in her life after going through a difficult divorce. She helps patients regain their mental health, but she herself is paralyzed by the worry that if she truly enjoys life, she will be messed over again—and not in a good manner. While she eats comfort food and gains weight while spending time with her severely depressed bulldog, her mother and daughter are falling in love and enjoying the time of their life. CiCi is afraid that she and her boyfriend are courting disaster, so she stays home every night with a game of solitaire, “Bob” (her battery-operated boyfriend), and the hero of her favorite racy romance novel.
CiCi’s only social engagement is hosting a reading club for seniors at her mother’s previous assisted care facility. But she quickly learns that not even that will protect her when a lawsuit is filed against her since she assigned an explicit novel for the following reading assignment. The attractive lawyer she employs also tempts her to let loose and have a good time. CiCi’s career may depend on whether or not she gives her heart to a man again. Or will she continue to be terrified and alone due to her chocolate addiction?
“A Change of Seasons” is a touching and humorous tale about love, loss, and moving on that spans three generations, as seen through the eyes of three women.
The Me I Used To Be
WHEN THAT HAPPENED
Allyson Cole here. The age of sixteen. Imagine a world where summer never ended and you could travel wherever your heart desired. And certainly, my folks probably were concerned that I was headed for some sort of scrape, but hey, I was a kid in love, and I had to grow up somehow….
AND PRESENT DAY IS
It’s me again. Colman, Allyson. Now, at the ripe old age of 51. Almost all of my wishes have come true. He’s not mine……and I don’t have myself either. It’s time to go back and get what I misplaced. To do that, I have to hit the road, and find the father of my child. And set out on an adventure I never would have dreamed of….
What should a lady in her forties do if her hippie mom moves in, her rebellious adolescent sneaks away, her stud bulldog fails to mate, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband can’t stop thinking about women half his age? As a counselor with no time for a breakdown and no money to run away, CiCi Dupree opts instead to stuff her face with gallons of ice cream. Until such time as she learns action is required of her.
Off Her Rocker
“Enjoy every second you have with them. They will be adults by the time you wake up tomorrow.
Dana Logan, twenty years ago, reacted to this statement with the same incredulity that any new mother would have. Tomorrow? Was it just me, or did the years ahead seem to go on forever?
Dana has, unfortunately, just reached that point. Hard. It’s as if she’s been taking a practice test for which the entire course of her life has been canceled at the last minute. Her children don’t seem to need anything she is able to give.
She’ll have to keep looking until she finds someone who wants what she has to offer. She’ll go through hell and back to get what she wants.
According to the sign she just saw, “Welcome to Hell. Population 512,” it appears that she has already arrived.