About Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook. Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and the June Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. A fifth series, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Connor Goldsmith of Foreword Literary.

The Big Goodbye


This is my final post at the Contemporary Romance Cafe.

We’re closing up shop this month. We’re not hanging a For Lease sign in the window, however. Instead we’re turning the place into a self-serve. Come in, look around, read back on all the great posts. Find us in other places!

Me, you can always find here: http://www.jeffekennedy.com/

It’s interesting timing because, up until this spring, I’ve been part of four group blogs. I decided to leave one, two rebranded, and this one decided to close up shop. (I also used to belong to a fifth one, but I left that some time ago.)

I  hear a lot about whether blogging is “worth it,” meaning, does it translate to book sales. Which, it probably doesn’t in most cases, at least not as a straight-line relationship. Also, not everyone is good at it or enjoys it, so those are good reasons to drop it from the social media repertoire.

There’s also a market adjustment going on, with contemporary romance being extensively flooded as a genre. Many writers are tweaking what they’re doing. That’s an ongoing challenge in the industry.

At any rate – I’ve loved being part of this group! It’s been a good run.

I’m sure I’ll see all of you around town.


~snags day-old cinnamon roll on the way out~

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The Devil’s Life

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Writing in Books – Do You Do It?

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So Many Gifts in My Stockings

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