Jannifer Hoffman

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Favorite writers

Elizabeth Lowell: Especially the Donovan series

Susan Elizabeth Phillips: All time favorite book, Nobody’s Baby but Mine

Judith McNaught: Two more favorites, Kingdom of Dreams and Perfect

Johanna Lindsey: Love those Malory books

Pinkie Paranya: Particularly Herr Schnoodle & McBee

Jennifer Crusie: Just plain fun reading!

Most recent good read

Killjoy by Julie Garwood 

Favorite fictional hero

Jake Mallory in Amber Beach

Favorite heroine

Julie Mathison in Perfect

Jannifer HoffmanAn Author Evolves

Born and raised on a North Dakota farm, Jannifer Hoffman started writing at the age of twelve, creating novels in her head while walking home from a one-room schoolhouse. A lifetime avid reader, she began writing in 1974 after reading The Flame and the Flower and Sweet Savage Love. After completing two historical romances, Ceremony of Deception and Silver Shadows, Jannifer decided to try her hand at contemporary romance.

She readily admits it took thirty years of hard work, writing classes and writer’s groups to finally realize what “serious writer” meant.

Her limited free time is spent sewing for a boutique and enjoying her family including three children, five grandchildren, and a special man who has been her partner for some twenty-five years. Jannifer lives on a lake in northern Minnesota during the summer and migrates to Yuma, Arizona for the winter.

She is currently working on her eighth novel, Twisted Memories.


In 1999, Jannifer joined Romance Writers of America and MFW (Midwest Fiction Writers). This spring she also became a member of the WisRWA (WISCONSIN Romance Writers of America) chapter.

She spends summers on Sturgeon Lake, (up north) Minnesota, and winters in Yuma, Arizona (southwest).

Hobbies, besides writing of course, include sewing for craft shows and her little corner in a boutique in Moose Lake, and painting animals and flowers on rocks.

My favorite saying

“I’ll do that
when I get a little younger.”




I’d like to extend a special thank you to a number of people who’ve helped me along the way:

  • My most recent critique partners Kelly and Terri. “You guys are beyond terrific!”

  • Louise & Bonnie (my first draft and children’s behavior critiques).

  • My critique group at the Augsburg Library: Alice, Sara & Joann (NASCAR expert).

  • Other helpful NASCAR fans: Dennis, Ron, Tim, Hal, Ted, & Chad.

  • Members of MFW, always there to answer questions.

  • Special people who’ve believed in me and supported my efforts: Tony & Cherie, Laurie and Louise, Patsy, Dennis, Myrtle, Mike, Holly, Jeanne, Jackie & Erik.

  • Heartfelt thanks to a wonderful friend and writer, Pinkie Paranya.

  • And in case anyone wonders where I get the names for my characters: Troy, Jamie, Dustin, Kyle, and Jessie.

  • Also good character names: Sarah, Rebecca, Ava, & Jaymes.

  • Unending thanks to Lyle, my partner, personal counselor, traveling companion, etc. etc. etc.