BioA native of Michigan, but a resident of New Jersey for thirty years, I now live in California with my husband of 48 years and our elderly ninety pound dog, Oscar. Our son and his family live nearby. We travel across country in an RV to visit our daughter and grandchildren on the east coast each summer; my husband drives and I write.
I've had the good fortune to write full-time for the past eight years. When friends say I should take time off to do something fun, I cringe. There's nothing more fun than spending all day, and sometimes all night, writing! Except for spending time with my family and grandchildren, there is nothing else I'd rather do.
In a former life, I worked in the Operating Room for over thirty years as a registered nurse and now I can't stand the sight of blood. If anyone gets hurt at my house, someone always says, "Don't bother telling mom."
Thank you so much for your interest in my books. For more About Me go here. http://suzannejenkins.net/about-me/
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Memory of the Color Yellow 11-15 Suzanne Jenkins
This is Volume 11-15 in a continuing series of SHORT STORIES. In a world ruled with military precision, a misspoken word has the power to generate enough rage to turn life upside down in the story of a post apocalyptic world on the brink. Steve Manos and his family live in Europe Town, a segregated area where people of European descent live in the Coalition; formerly the United States. The necessities of life are minimally met by the government and everyone works for the good of the leadership. Life for the people is almost intolerable, but that is when change happens. In Stories 11-15 the Manos's neighbor, Paul Antoni organizes a getaway, and the family escapes to the So The stories are not stand alones. This series is available free here on IF by signing up for the author's newsletter.
Mixed: A Short Story Suzanne Jenkins
Thinking her life was ruined after a boyfriend left for another woman, a chance encounter brings two people together in a quest for safety, freedom, and love.
The Golden Boy: A Short Story of Insanity Suzanne Jenkins
A wife and her children find their limits of patience and understanding when her mentally ill husband tests their love. When can the vow of in sickness and health be broken? Sometimes the answer to prayer is much different than what we hoped for.
Memory of the Color Yellow Book 6-10 Suzanne Jenkins
Memory of the Color Yellow 6-10 is the continuation of Memory of the Color Yellow 1-5 Short Stories, an ongoing Science Fiction Soap Opera sent out in email installments by the author. In 6-10 change is on the horizon.
Slow Dancing - A Preview Suzanne Jenkins
After midnight, a mysterious stranger appears at the edge of the woods and the peaceful life fifteen-year-old Ellen Fisher has with her beloved stepfather Frank is turned upside down. Small town gossip, jealousy and murder strive to tear them apart in a tale of secrets and unrequited love.
Perfect for Him Suzanne Jenkins
Two years after her husband, Jason makes a late-night discovery, Harley Jones finds out she’s dying, with the reality of leaving him and their four daughters behind. As obsession with what will become of her family overwhelms the little time she has left, and another woman sets her sights on Jason, Harley’s sister-in-law, Bea comes up with an idea that might solve Harley’s problems. Perfect for Him is a tale of two lovers whose lifetime romance sustains them, as an unwanted ending looms in the near future. Pathos and heartbreak intermingles with expectation and the comedy that only a close-knit family can generate. At the end, joy and hope reign, thanks to Harley’s unselfish love.
Night Encounter: A Short Story Suzanne Jenkins
A writer living in the Canadian Wilderness has an encounter which enables her to move forward in her quest for self-forgiveness.
Tribute to a Dead Friend Suzanne Jenkins
A short story about friendship.The influence of those we love often will continue on long after their death. Julie encouraged her friend to make more of life without ever saying a word.
The Greeks of Beaubien Street: A Preview Suzanne Jenkins
Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she keeps one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as a secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.Adult
Burn District: A Short Story Prequel to the Series Suzanne Jenkins
What do you do when your world as you know it is over? Run!! Laura and Mike Davis built an idyllic life with their four children, friends and family when the ravages of political unrest force them to flee to the safety of a remote ranch in the Arizona Desert. Prequel to Burn District 1
Vapor Suzanne Jenkins
After Julie’s husband reveals a painful secret, she discovers a satisfying way to make her presence known. A short story fantasy published in Willow Review, 2013
Pam of Babylon Suzanne Jenkins
If you like romance series with twists and turns, then you’ll love the Pam of Babylon Series. When Jack has a heart attack on the train from Manhattan, his wife and two lovers discover secrets and lies, and each other, in this contemporary romance with a touch of noir. In a tale of marriage and betrayal, Pam’s friendships and sisterly love are stretched to the limit. At what point does a relationship cross over from abuse to choice? And does forgiveness always come with exceptions? The first of twenty novels and short stories, sign up on the author’s website for your first FREE short story, First Sight: When Pam Met Jack. Meet Me at the Beach: Pam of Babylon #14 Coming Fall 2016
Mademoiselle Suzanne Jenkins
After being bullied for years, the first day of high school, everything changes for Pipi Wiener when she meets Wax Spencer. Marriage and family, mother’s objective for all her daughters, is the last thing on Pipi’s mind. Her goal is to work in Manhattan, writing for Mademoiselle, a glossy fashion magazine.Too strong to give into love, Pipi is determined to stick to her plan. But can Wax change her mind?
The Donut Shop Murder: A Greektown Story Novella Suzanne Jenkins
Four days before Thanksgiving, the dead body of a paralegal is found dumped on a residential street in Midtown Detroit. A receipt for two cups of coffee in the gutter near her body leads Detectives Zannos and Wong to the New Delhi Donut shop. Questions arise - who killed her, and why did the murderer break her fingers and move her body? A prequel to The Greeks of Beaubien Street and the other Greektown Stories.
Memory of the Color Yellow 1-5 Suzanne Jenkins
Warning, not a stand alone! This is Volume 1-5 in a continuing series of SHORT STORIES. In a world ruled with military precision, a misspoken word has the power to generate enough rage to turn life upside down in the story of a post apocalyptic world on the brink. Steve Manos and his family live in Europe Town, a segregated area where people of European descent live in the Coalition; formerly the United States. The necessities of life are minimally met by the government and everyone works for the good of the leadership. Life for the people is almost intolerable, but that is when change happens. The stories are not stand alones. This series is available free on the author's website.