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!
Killjoy by Julie Garwood
Jake Mallory in Amber Beach
Julie Mathison in Perfect
An 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
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
My most recent critique partners Kelly and Terri.
“You guys are beyond
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.