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For the longest time, I didn’t know if I wanted to have kids. And then when I did decide to take the plunge, for some reason I was convinced I’d have a boy. Then I found out I was having a girl and the rest, as they say, is history.

I can’t think of anything more precious and mighty than the face of a growing girl. My tiny little daughter began to inspire me in new and unexpected ways.

As I watch her grow, my prayer for her is that she never feels the limitations of the world around her, and lives in the full bloom of her own inimitable power. 

That’s why I’m here. If I want this to be her experience, then I must model this courage and creativity in the best way I know how.

So I did something I'd been dreaming of for a long time. I started writing inspiring stories for girls. This year I finished my first novel, Captive, and am now at work on the next book of the series. If you'd like to give it a read, you can find free digital copies here, and let me know what you think!

While I spend most of my time writing fiction, sometimes it feels nice to take a break and ponder life in all its messy and chaotic beauty, so you will find some of that here, too. 

Yet despite all that, I hope you know that you matter, and that the world needs your brilliance. The world is full of problems and it needs your answers and your skills and your passions and your beauty. The world will not survive without you making your mark.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy reading and happy adventuring!

 

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About Jayna

I am a city-dwelling, culture-loving San Diegan who lives for rich friendships, nurturing food, road trips, and creative adventures. After working as a marriage and family therapist and health coach, I became a writer and stay-at-home parent when my daughter, Jude, was born. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies, and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.

 As I mentioned, I recently finished my first novel called Captive, a young-adult dystopian novel, for which I am currently in the process of seeking publication. Here is the first chapter, if you'd like to take a look, and free digital copies of the entire book are available here

 Photo credit:  Katie Gardner

Photo credit: Katie Gardner

I am married to my high school sweetheart, the best man I’ve ever met, who loves and inspires me everyday. 

We recently transitioned to the (almost) country life, where we spend our time chasing our two year old, growing vegetables, and making rustic reclaimed wood furniture. For more on that and to see my other blog, feel free to visit our furniture company, JLondon Furniture.