Jena C. Henry

Jena C. Henry

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.

Jena has been an avid reader her whole life. As a child, a librarian showed her the shelf with all the book series, wonderful stories like the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald and all the beloved books by Beverly Cleary. She read everything in the children's room and kept on reading. School gave her plenty of opportunities to develop her creative writing skills. Jena studied speech pathology in college and worked as a therapist for about ten years before completing a law degree. She worked in private practice and for corporations, and also then joined the non-profit world. Jena has been an eager volunteer for arts organizations.

Jena enjoys her family, creative cooking, fine and fun dining, cheering on her local major league baseball and basketball teams, walking her dog and sitting on her boat in the marina. Although she loves to stay at home and read on her front porch, she travels through the United States and has even gone as far as Australia and China.

All of these work and personal experiences stimulated her lifelong desire to write. A few years ago, her husband said to her, “You’ve always wanted to write a book. You’d better get started before it’s too late.” So she did! She created the three book series, The Golden Age of Charli and is pleased to share her funny, yet thoughtful novels with readers.


Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: May 30th, 2017
I am a member of the large tribe of folks who have "always dreamed of writing a book." For over 40 years, I would tell everyone, "I would love to write book!"
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2018-02-15 Listen to Traci: Don’t Be an Online Dipper
2018-02-13 BOOK…IN A MINUTE! My video review of ALONG CAME A RANGER
2018-02-08 Inspiration from Traci: Expand YOUR Brand
2018-02-07 May I Present: New Author Ellie Collins, age 11
2018-02-06 BOOK…in a MINUTE! My Video Review of Perfume Therapy
2018-02-01 A Word with Traci
2018-01-30 BOOK…in a MINUTE! This week’s video: THE MAGDALEN LAUNDRIES
2018-01-25 Packing in a GIFfy!
2018-01-24 BOOK RELEASE: IZZY AS IS by Tracie Banister
2018-01-23 Book in a Minute…My Video Review of Izzy As Is
2018-01-22 BLOG TOUR AND NEW RELEASE! Beyond Physical
2018-01-18 2018: What Should I Expect When I’m Expecting…
2018-01-16 Review for Bishop’s War
2018-01-16 BOOK BLOG TOUR: One Way Ticket!
2018-01-16 BOOK IN A MINUTE: My Video Review of THE HOOK
2018-01-11 2018: Swedish Death Cleaning
2018-01-09 BOOK…IN A MINUTE! My Video Review of Bishop’s War
2018-01-04 Do You Need a New Challenge?
2018-01-03 Blog Tour!! THE BEST WORST FIRST DATE EVER by Holly Kerr
2018-01-01 HAPPY NEW RELEASE: The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five
2017-12-28 Where are you 2017?
2017-12-21 All I Want for Christmas- My Christmas Poem for 2017
2017-12-14 Books and Beverages: Stay Golden with my 2017 Gift Guide
2017-12-10 Yoo Hoo! Wanna Go Christmas Shopping?
2017-12-07 A Christmas Story Story
2017-11-30 Put YoursELF on the SHELF
2017-11-27 Book Blitz: Love Notes in Christmas Falls
2017-11-16 What are you Bringing? My Annual Green Bean Casserole Update
2017-11-09 Sexagenarian Card Games- Save Money for the Holidays
2017-11-02 Happy Trails!
2017-10-31 HAPPY RELEASE BLITZ: Three Last First Dates
2017-10-27 BLOG TOUR: Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop
2017-10-26 Boo! Should I get a Tattoo?
2017-10-23 HAPPY RELEASE DAY: The Sheriff’s Christmas Angels
2017-10-19 Before Autumn Leaves
2017-10-16 Blog Tour: KINDRED SPIRITS by Whitney Dineen
2017-10-12 Bear with Me: Book Brag #3!
2017-10-10 RELEASE BLITZ: Kindred Spirits by Whitney Dineen
2017-10-05 Bear with Me: Book Brag #2 and an Amuse Bouche
2017-10-01 Celebrating Charli: A New Featured Review
2017-09-28 Bear with Me: Book Brag #1
2017-09-27 Release Blitz: Seasons of Summer Box Set!
2017-09-21 Stay Golden: Afternoon Delight- A Pud and Charli short story
2017-09-14 Sandusky Bay!
2017-09-11 RELEASE BLITZ: Along Came a Ranger by Debra Holt
2017-09-07 What’s tan and white and love all over?
2017-09-05 BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Two Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe
2017-08-31 Beth Ann Chiles in Real Life
2017-08-30 Box Set Blitz! Seasons of Summer by Melissa Baldwin
2017-08-24 #ThursdayThoughts: Boat Quotes
2017-08-17 My Bucket List of National Parks
2017-08-16 My Guest Post with Jody Herpin
2017-08-10 How to Have Fun on the Front Porch without getting Bored
2017-08-08 Happy Release Day!
2017-08-05 Book Tour: LITTLE GRAY DRESS by Aimee Brown
2017-08-03 Why I Write in My Jammies!
2017-07-27 Road Trip!
2017-07-26 Murder at Mother’s
2017-07-24 It’s Me! Rambling on in an Interview!
2017-07-20 What is VBS?
2017-07-14 Book Tour: I HAVE NEVER by Camilla Isley
2017-07-13 Gently down the STREAM- My Watchlist
2017-07-11 My Book Club Feature: PRACTICING NORMAL by Cara Sue Achterberg
2017-07-07 Thank you to Learning as I Go
2017-07-06 Here’s Sally Cronin (and a 5 Star Review) on the Smorgasboard!
2017-07-06 An All American Military Thriller
2017-06-29 That Ragged Old Flag
2017-06-22 When the Civil War came to Johnson’s Island, Ohio
2017-06-15 Happy Father’s Day to the Stouthearted Men
2017-06-08 Stay Golden: 10 Memes
2017-06-04 BIG BEACH BUNDLE GIVEAWAY! 54 Books and More!
2017-06-01 Books for the Backyard, Beach or Blizzard 2017
2017-05-25 God Bless America
2017-05-23 Magical Cloud Eggs
2017-05-18 Jena C. Henry featured at Sally Cronin’s Cafe and Bookstore
2017-05-18 The Scariest Question: “What’s for dinner?”
2017-05-16 BOOK RELEASE: CeCe Osgood’s Sunny Series! Book 3 is here!
2017-05-11 Book Release Day: MAISY AND MAX by Jane O’Brien
2017-05-11 MOTHER’S DAY FEATURE: Mother Daughters Authors- Jane O’Brien
2017-05-10 BOOK FEATURE: Reflections of Love Series by Arline Miller
2017-05-04 Mother’s Day Feature: Mother-Daughter Writing Team
2017-05-03 COVER REVEAL: Aimee Brown’s Debut Novel
2017-04-27 A Sexagenarian’s How To: Podcast!
2017-04-20 A Sexagenarian’s How To: Writer’s Apps from A to Z
2017-04-20 BOOK TOUR: Click.Date.Repeat Again
2017-04-13 Alleluia!
2017-04-10 HAPPY BOOK RELEASE: Charmed by Charlie
2017-04-06 Guess What We Sang on Vacation?
2017-04-05 Happy Release Day: SEE YOU LATER BROADWAY
2017-04-01 BLOG TOUR: Beyond the Book:Tips for Writers
2017-03-30 Charli’s World: Let’s Scream for the Ice Cream Dream Team!
2017-03-24 5 STARS for Charli!
2017-03-23 Spring Breakers! Charli’s Senior (Citizen) Survival Guide!
2017-03-22 Book Feature: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS…and the LIFT in BETWEEN
2017-03-16 Charli Savors: Tasting Menus
2017-03-10 My Interview on Lenka’s List
2017-03-09 Charli’s World: Cleveland Rocks for us!
2017-03-08 BOOK RELEASE DAY: Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman
2017-03-06 Guest Post on Mara Prose- YOUR NAME IS NOT ‘FAILURE’!
2017-03-02 My First Podcast: Jena C. Henry Speaks Up about her Books
2017-03-02 How to Pack in a GIFfy!
2017-02-23 #BlackHistoryMonth: One Man’s Life
2017-02-16 Charli’s World: Who Loves Millennials?
2017-02-02 Don’t Blink: Live Life at Aye Level
2017-01-19 I’m Here for the Win! Put YoursELF on the SHELF
2017-01-19 Charli and Jena Reveal All!
2017-01-12 45 Years as a Fat Failure- My Story