Why I Write in My Jammies!

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.


For me, it’s not “jam and bread”, it’s “jam and Maureen”. In social media years, Maureen and I go way back. A few years ago, a marketing rep at the self-publisher we both used recommended that she contact me to learn about my experiences with their services. We jammed and she hammed it up and we learned from each other as fledging authors. Here’s my first post about Maureen. 

I have always had a weight problem.  For forty-five years, I have watched the numbers on the scale go up and down. So, not only was it fun for me to get to know Maureen, I was so happy to read her book, The I’m Possible Journey- Learning to Live with Sugar Addiction. I found out that Maureen is a great guide to have on the journey to health and awareness. She has a lively and agile wit that pairs well with brie and red wine…NO THAT’S ME GETING OFF TRACK. Maureen tracks it all much better than I do.

I encourage you to learn more about Maureen and her book on her new eponymous website.  (Maureen will have fun with the word eponymous.) Here is part of her Welcome message on her site.

Read about how I conquered cravings and changed my mind about sugar.

Laugh with me as I play with words and work my tools of good health.

Cry with me as I say good-bye to my dear dad–able to feel the pain and also the beauty of life because I’m in control and not being controlled by food.

So what does this all have to do with writing in my jammies? Here we go:

  1. Maureen sent me a jar of her marvelous sweet and spicy jam. 

2. Maureen recently wrote a post on jam, Traffic