JLenni Dorner

Debut Author Spotlight organizer in Pennsylvania

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I am the in-between. There is a whole-hearted embrace of technology, but it conflicts with the fact that I'd rather be up a tree in the middle of a forest dreaming in peace. I love food, but I can't cook it well- the technical term for my skill level is "water-burner." (Luckily, I'm happily married to a chef.) While I can appreciate fashion, my own wardrobe emphasizes on comfort and function. My beliefs dictate that I cannot appear in pictures. Basically, I should time-travel back to the 1300's to live, but still be able to communicate with the modern world via a laptop.

My ancestry includes the Lenni-Lenape tribe. The ancestors that I directly descend from found ways to remain in the Lehigh Valley area to protect our secrets. Storytellers, thankfully, were valuable enough to keep alive. There is a story that has grown for thousands of years. I am weaving the characters of that tale into an urban fantasy series.

I am also working on a fantasy book. I published "Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters," a reference guide for writers in 2015. I'm one of the authors who won publication in: "WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014" which is available on Amazon. I won the Write Edit Publish Now flash fiction Halloween challenge 2015. I'm the Popular Winner (week 6) of the 2015 “Almost an Inkling” Creative Writing Contest run by the Mythgard Institute of Signum University-- the resulting anthology publication is titled "The Soul of Wit" (Oloris Publishing) (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/643028).The Operation Awesome Flash Fiction Contest 12 win in April 2016 went to J Lenni Dorner.

I became a part of the Operation Awesome Team at the end of May 2016. I organize the Debut Author Spotlights.

And now for total random! I'm a Leo, a Starbucks lover, a cat person, a muggle (maybe a squib), a former newspaper editor, a published poet, a tweeter, a pinner, married, strange, quote-collector, and a person who loves really old books.

  • Work
    • Writer and Author
  • Education
    • Penn State University