About Me

Thanks for stopping by Jenuine Cupcakes!

I'm Jen, you know, just in case you weren't sure. There are quite a few million of us around. Here are a few things that are specific to me. 

FACT: I read. Like, a lot. I like to read different categories and genres, except for horror and erotica, and my passion is for YA. It all began back in 2010 with a sparkly vampire. I have no regrets.

FACT: I am a fast reader. So much so, my family teases me about being a Rapid Reader. Thank you, comdeian Brian Reagan for that title. ;)

FACT: I review books but as of now, my TBR pile bookcase is so full and I'm so far behind schedule, I am not currently taking any review requests. *This does not apply to those authors/publicists I have a previous arrangement with. I am also unable to respond to every single email asking me to review a book. Please know, it's not my intention to be rude, I just don't have time. 

FACT: I have two big chunks of pink in my hair. On purpose. I've had it for so long now I often forget it's there. This has not stopped strangers from pulling on it to see if it's real or clip-on. It's real and it hurts when you pull it. 

FACT: I am the wife of one husband and the mother of two boys which means I am completely outnumbered in my house. I love it, like 97% of the time. That other 3% though...because boys can be gross. 

FACT: I write. I have written three full YA novels (currently unpublished) and have 10 more partially finished ones sitting on my computer. I've been through the agent rejection process for one of the novels and will be going through it again with the others. Soonish. Please send chocolate.

FACT: I like to bake (and sell) cupcakes. The process is usually therapuetic for me. You can check out the Jenuine Cupcakes Store tab on the home page for more info. 

FACT: I have a mild form of Dyslexia that affects my ability to math correctly, sometimes. Basically, my brain likes to switch the last sequence of numbers on me because it's a jerk. 

FACT: I suffer from migraines. They are often debilitating and always annoying. Yes, I have tried everything under the sun to treat/ward off/thwart them, and I appreciate all of the helpful advice. Really, I do. But please don't expect me to have the same results as your husband's grandmother's sister's cousin had.

FACT: I love Jesus and I homeschool my boys. This does not mean I wear a denim jumper, drive a bus or dress like the other members of my family. That would be weird considering they're boys and we only have two kids. Nor does it mean I will attempt to thump you over the head with a Bible or try to baptize you in the fire of the Holy Spirit.

It DOES mean I will treat you with love and respect--even if/when we disagree--and I will expect you to do the same with me. You know, Golden Rule and all.

FACT: If we end up at the same bookish event, there is a 110% chance I will have cupcakes with me. Please don't hesitate to ask me for one. But only if you want to no pressure or anything.

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  1. I love this list. And your blog's pretty cool, too. ;o)
    Howdy (you can blame the Rock Stars on FB for me landing here. :o)

  2. I just saw this! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. Hi! I have nominated you for The Versatile Bloggers Award, check out the link to find out what you need to do if you wish to accept this award. http://sharonsbooknook.com/2013/10/08/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  4. Just got around to checking out your website, and stumbled across this "10" facts about vous page. I knew there was something about you I liked! haha This list was awesome. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Hi Jen! I found your blog via Jennifer L Armentrout's website. I loved you interview. It's so nice to see another homeschooling mom. I'm not a mom, but me and my three older siblings were all homeschooled, and I personally love seeing people's reactions when I tell them that. For a moment their eyes widen as if they just met someone who overcame leprosy. :-) Anyway, with that random fact out of the way, I can't wait to check out your blog some more.


  6. Hi Grace! Your comment made me laugh. :D Yay for homeschoolers! (and JLA)

  7. Hi Jen!! My name is Cameron and I came across your blog today and had a quick question. I was wondering if you would be willing to answer it for me. You can reach me at my email! Thanks :-)

  8. Just stumbled upon your blog, and seriously, I think we are destined to be friends. #1 Sarcasm is my superpower. #2 I laugh to the point of annoying everyone within a six mile radius and I don't care. #3. As a former cake decorator, I believe cupcakes are the most perfect dessert. Also, your confession that you weren't always a passionate reader gives me hope as the mom of a reluctant reader! Can't wait to dig deeper into your world, I mean blog!