Bear with Me: Book Brag #1

Jena C. Henry is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant. Her goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. Jena enjoys reading new books and encouraging writers to be their best. Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced law and raised her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes novels, conducts writing workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. Her fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, spotlights the love and laughter of family life and retirement.


Are you like me? Were you born with two hearts? Yes, we all have a heart that sings through the stethoscope, but do you have a secret heart that also pumps and pulses all day and night, sending surges of ideas and thoughts, wispy memories and rhyming lines through your soul? Have you always wanted to be a writer?

If you have wanted to write, I hope you didn’t wait as long as I did to make my dream a reality. For over forty years, I told my family, friends, people in the grocery, that I wanted to write a book. One day in the fall of 2014, my husband said, “Well, then why don’t you write it?”

Why don’t I write a book?!

So I did. As my husband spoke those words, an idea for a series pulsed from my heart to my brain. I would write a positive, and encouraging story of a woman with dreams, a women with a zest for everyday life, a woman who was facing retirement. I wanted it to be humorous, but I also knew it had to contain some beauty and meaning. And so after forty years, I began to write my first book.

I self published the first book in the series in September, 2015. I joined the whirlwind that most of you in the book world can relate to- starting my social media, blogging, and writing the second book and then the third book in the series.

I never took the time to celebrate. So please indulge me now. For the next few weeks I am going to share my books with you.

So lets begin, with the book one- The golden age of Charli- RSVP. In the first book of the series,  Charli