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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Published Sort descending Title
2017-01-12 45 Years as a Fat Failure- My Story
2017-01-19 Charli and Jena Reveal All!
2017-01-19 I’m Here for the Win! Put YoursELF on the SHELF
2017-02-02 Don’t Blink: Live Life at Aye Level
2017-02-16 Charli’s World: Who Loves Millennials?
2017-02-23 #BlackHistoryMonth: One Man’s Life
2017-03-02 How to Pack in a GIFfy!
2017-03-02 My First Podcast: Jena C. Henry Speaks Up about her Books
2017-03-06 Guest Post on Mara Prose- YOUR NAME IS NOT ‘FAILURE’!
2017-03-08 BOOK RELEASE DAY: Plan Cee by Hilary Grossman
2017-03-09 Charli’s World: Cleveland Rocks for us!
2017-03-10 My Interview on Lenka’s List
2017-03-16 Charli Savors: Tasting Menus
2017-03-22 Book Feature: UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS…and the LIFT in BETWEEN
2017-03-23 Spring Breakers! Charli’s Senior (Citizen) Survival Guide!
2017-03-24 5 STARS for Charli!
2017-03-30 Charli’s World: Let’s Scream for the Ice Cream Dream Team!
2017-04-01 BLOG TOUR: Beyond the Book:Tips for Writers
2017-04-05 Happy Release Day: SEE YOU LATER BROADWAY
2017-04-06 Guess What We Sang on Vacation?
2017-04-10 HAPPY BOOK RELEASE: Charmed by Charlie
2017-04-13 Alleluia!
2017-04-20 BOOK TOUR: Click.Date.Repeat Again
2017-04-20 A Sexagenarian’s How To: Writer’s Apps from A to Z
2017-04-27 A Sexagenarian’s How To: Podcast!
2017-05-03 COVER REVEAL: Aimee Brown’s Debut Novel
2017-05-04 Mother’s Day Feature: Mother-Daughter Writing Team
2017-05-10 BOOK FEATURE: Reflections of Love Series by Arline Miller
2017-05-11 MOTHER’S DAY FEATURE: Mother Daughters Authors- Jane O’Brien
2017-05-11 Book Release Day: MAISY AND MAX by Jane O’Brien
2017-05-16 BOOK RELEASE: CeCe Osgood’s Sunny Series! Book 3 is here!
2017-05-18 The Scariest Question: “What’s for dinner?”
2017-05-18 Jena C. Henry featured at Sally Cronin’s Cafe and Bookstore
2017-05-23 Magical Cloud Eggs
2017-05-25 God Bless America
2017-06-01 Books for the Backyard, Beach or Blizzard 2017
2017-06-04 BIG BEACH BUNDLE GIVEAWAY! 54 Books and More!
2017-06-08 Stay Golden: 10 Memes
2017-06-15 Happy Father’s Day to the Stouthearted Men
2017-06-22 When the Civil War came to Johnson’s Island, Ohio
2017-06-29 That Ragged Old Flag
2017-07-06 An All American Military Thriller
2017-07-06 Here’s Sally Cronin (and a 5 Star Review) on the Smorgasboard!
2017-07-07 Thank you to Learning as I Go
2017-07-11 My Book Club Feature: PRACTICING NORMAL by Cara Sue Achterberg
2017-07-13 Gently down the STREAM- My Watchlist
2017-07-14 Book Tour: I HAVE NEVER by Camilla Isley
2017-07-20 What is VBS?
2017-07-24 It’s Me! Rambling on in an Interview!
2017-07-26 Murder at Mother’s
2017-07-27 Road Trip!
2017-08-03 Why I Write in My Jammies!
2017-08-05 Book Tour: LITTLE GRAY DRESS by Aimee Brown
2017-08-08 Happy Release Day!
2017-08-10 How to Have Fun on the Front Porch without getting Bored
2017-08-16 My Guest Post with Jody Herpin
2017-08-17 My Bucket List of National Parks
2017-08-24 #ThursdayThoughts: Boat Quotes
2017-08-30 Box Set Blitz! Seasons of Summer by Melissa Baldwin
2017-08-31 Beth Ann Chiles in Real Life
2017-09-05 BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Two Last First Dates by Kate O’Keeffe
2017-09-07 What’s tan and white and love all over?
2017-09-11 RELEASE BLITZ: Along Came a Ranger by Debra Holt
2017-09-14 Sandusky Bay!
2017-09-21 Stay Golden: Afternoon Delight- A Pud and Charli short story
2017-09-27 Release Blitz: Seasons of Summer Box Set!
2017-09-28 Bear with Me: Book Brag #1
2017-10-01 Celebrating Charli: A New Featured Review
2017-10-05 Bear with Me: Book Brag #2 and an Amuse Bouche
2017-10-10 RELEASE BLITZ: Kindred Spirits by Whitney Dineen
2017-10-12 Bear with Me: Book Brag #3!
2017-10-16 Blog Tour: KINDRED SPIRITS by Whitney Dineen
2017-10-19 Before Autumn Leaves
2017-10-23 HAPPY RELEASE DAY: The Sheriff’s Christmas Angels
2017-10-26 Boo! Should I get a Tattoo?
2017-10-27 BLOG TOUR: Cards from Khloe’s Flower Shop
2017-10-31 HAPPY RELEASE BLITZ: Three Last First Dates
2017-11-02 Happy Trails!
2017-11-09 Sexagenarian Card Games- Save Money for the Holidays
2017-11-16 What are you Bringing? My Annual Green Bean Casserole Update
2017-11-27 Book Blitz: Love Notes in Christmas Falls
2017-11-30 Put YoursELF on the SHELF
2017-12-07 A Christmas Story Story
2017-12-10 Yoo Hoo! Wanna Go Christmas Shopping?