Jennifer Griffith is the author of four published novels: three inspirational novels, and "Big in Japan," the story of an accidental sumo wrestler. She is a wife, a mother of five, a cold cereal addict, and a moderately bad housekeeper.
My friend Megan has been telling me about her friend Jennifer Nielsen who is this fantastic writer she knew in Utah and who recently got picked up by Scholastic (!) for a three-book middle grade deal. Woo hoo! Kudos to writers who get the Big Deal! Really happy for her! So, I was at the school […]
Sometimes, just when I feel like I’m a lone reed in the pond of life as a person who cares about punctuation, about comma placement, about not using an apostrophe-s to create a plural, et cetera, something happens to check me in that worrisome thought. The other night we were driving home from dinner in […]
I have a really lame bookshelf in my kitchen. (I have to have bookshelves in every room.) The shelf itself isn’t lame, but the drawer at the top is. Every time anyone pulls it out, it teeters and almost falls, dumping its contents on the floor. I’m used to it and know to only pull […]
This morning I needed to make about six dozen cookies for Easter for the kids at church. I always dream big when I sign up for volunteer stuff, so I assumed I’d be making darling egg-shaped sugar cookies decorated with pastel frosting and cute Easter sprinkles. Then, this morning, when the moment of action was upon me, […]
I had to ask myself this morning, is 9:00 a.m. too early for Bush’s Best Boston Baked Beans? And then I opened a can and heated them up in the microwave and ate a bowl of the delicious molasses and brown sugar flavored legumes and said, no. 9:00 a.m. is probably too LATE for them. […]
The other day on my Facebook author fansite a friend posted that she’d been looking in an online bookstore and found these cute little salt and pepper shakers and thought of me. Many thanks to Diana for seeing nearly naked obese men and thinking of me. I’m flattered! No, really! It brings a smile […]
I’m happy to relocate my blog from Blogger to WordPress. It’s going to be fun to design my own website and start to promote my upcoming novel Big in Japan, the story of a hapless heavy guy who goes to Japan and accidentally becomes a sumo wrestler. (He has to win the Emperor’s Cup to save […]