Writer ~ Photographer ~ Adventurer ~ Lover of Life
A full-time writer born and raised in rural Connecticut, Jennifer Ann Powers has earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative & Professional Writing, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English. Her master's thesis project was awarded "Distinguished." Jennifer writes microfiction (also known as short-shorts or flash fiction), short stories, prose poetry, creative nonfiction, novellas, and novels. She is currently immersed in her most significant creative project yet, a creative nonfiction memoir that will appeal to a variety of audiences and sub-genres to include personal transformation, victimization of women, women's empowerment, and a special way to deal with hardship, emotional toil, and setbacks.
She is also advancing towards screenwriting while developing as an artistic photographer. She has written in the sub-genre of psychological thrillers, and her work has been called gripping, captivating, emotional, thought-provoking, raw, and dark. Her literary credits include short fiction already published or forthcoming in a number of literary journals, including The MacGuffin, Folio, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, The Oddville Press (London), and Grasslimb.
Her work will be anthologized in an international book of poetry about incidents of rape and women's oppression in April 2016 with Kasva Press. And her short story "Saturday Nights in Winter" is a winner for the 2015 Scribes Valley Short Story Contest, which will be anthologized this year.
She also has photographs published or forthcoming in Foliate Oak, Josephine Quarterly, Subprimal Poetry Art, The Meadowland Review, Paper Tape Magazine, Rose Red Review, Diverse Voices Quarterly, and Blue Lyra Review.
Jennifer is a lifelong practitioner of dance, drawing, scrapbooking, and photography. Her free time is occupied with travel, hiking, yoga, gardening, cooking, music, movies, family, and of course, the world of books and all things literary. Her future plans include an increase in her involvement in philanthropy, adventure travel, and family. She is proud of her heritage, which is one-fourth each of French, Russian, Polish, and Irish.
Jennifer believes artists should watch out for potential dream-killers. She says it’s important not to focus on the word “impossible” since anything is possible. It's important to keep at it no matter what happens, and to follow your own path despite opposition or what others may think. As E.E. Cummings said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”
Furthermore, Jennifer completed an epic 8,000 mile solo journey in 2015. She has so much to tell. Stay tuned for many of her hundreds of photographs from this trip, which is part odyssey, part journey, part necessity. (The photo above is from this solo trip, taken at the Grand Canyon, Arizona.)