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Jennifer Lynn Knox
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Something About Me and My Book:

Jen Knox recently released her memoir MUSICAL CHAIRS. This story is about identity, class, family ties, and the elusive nature of mental illness.

Jen works as a Fiction Editor at Our Stories Literary Journal, and works as a freelance writer, editor, and writing tutor. She grew up in Ohio, and lives in Texas, where she is currently working on a novel entitled "Absurd Hunger."

A Short Excerpt:

Throughout the summer of 2003 I repeatedly underwent what psychologists have since diagnosed as post-traumatic stress and panic disorder. A spiritually-inclined friend refers to the same summer as my rebirthing period. Still others, who claim to have had similar experiences, tell me that such episodes were probably a warning, my body’s way of telling me to adopt healthier eating habits, exercise more or quit smoking. At the time, all I knew was that the onset was swift.
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Musical Chairs explores one family’s history of mental health diagnoses and searches to define the cusp between a ‘90s working-class childhood and the trouble of adapting to a comfortable life in the suburbs. In order to understand her restlessness, Jennifer reflects on years of strip-dancing, alcoholism and estrangement. Inspired by the least likely source, the family she left behind, Jennifer struggles toward reconciliation. This is a story about identity, class, family ties, and the elusive nature of mental illness.

With her unique voice, Jen tells the poignant, yet raw, story of her journey to adulthood, living on the streets as a runaway and her ultimate struggle to establish her own identity as a woman who truly values herself. This is one of those books that lingers long after the last page.
—Heather McIntosh, author of Small Animals First

ONLINE REVIEWS: Dr. Randall Radic:

Jen Knox is an exceptionally gifted storyteller, who can take the events of the past and craft them invariably into engaging and compelling narratives.
—Phillip Lopate, Author of Notes on Sontag

This true tale of grit, survival and eventual rebirth of the psyche is engaging and inspirational, even to a small-town girl like me.
—Gretchen A. Phillips, Pearson Education

Jen Knox is a Fiction Editor at Our Stories Literary Journal. Her work has been published in Flashquake, SLAB, Spring Street, Slow Trains, and Quiz & Quill. Her work has earned finalist status in Glimmer Train's 2008 Family Matters Competition and 2009 Fiction Open Contest. Her poetry has earned finalist status in New Letters 2010 Poetry Competition. Jen lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently working on a novel.

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At 8:44am on March 26, 2010, Author Collective said…
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At 3:32pm on March 24, 2010, Kate L gave Jennifer Lynn Knox a gift
At 4:18am on December 18, 2009, DragonCub said…
I am pleased to update you that some new books and authors have been registered on DragonCub. Selling or buying books is very easy. It will be highly appreciated if you visit the site.

DragonCub Team.
At 8:40am on December 4, 2009, Jennifer Robins said…
You're welcome.
At 1:58am on December 04, 2009, Jennifer Robins gave Jennifer Lynn Knox a gift
At 10:04am on December 2, 2009, Michael Phelps said…
Good Morning Jennifer,

Thank you for your warm welcome to BookMarket. I know I will benefit here with such good people as you.

Have a great Wednesday,

At 10:42am on November 28, 2009, Philip Harris said…
Keep up the good work, Jen.
At 5:46pm on November 24, 2009, Gary Eby said…
So Jennifer we are making some progress on the interview process for Twitter. Feel free to check this out at my profile page. Peace and Light...Gary.
At 3:36am on November 23, 2009, DragonCub said…
Hi, Thanks for adding me as friend. I have a brand new online bookstore, please visit it at:

Thank You.
At 1:07pm on November 22, 2009, Christie Silvers said…
I'm behind on my word count right now, but this is my 3rd year so I know I'll finish right on time. :-) Good luck!

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