Jenna is every bit as adventurous as her heroines. She is an avid gold prospector, enjoying panning, sluicing and using a five-inch dredge along America’s gold-bearing rivers in search of illusive nuggets. With her husband, she hunts for fossils and gemstones and is the author of several books on gem and mineral hunting. She also loves scuba diving and recently visited a wreck in the Florida Keys that is home to three moray eels and several sharks.
When not adventuring, Jenna lives in Westchester County, with her husband and two bad little parrots. These little characters are rescued birds. Corona, the green monk parrot, fell out of his nest in Florida when still a fledgling and broke his wing. He was discovered moments before the lawn mower arrived. The experts said he would never fly again. But don’t tell him that because he can fly around the house in search of Jenna’s husband no matter where he is hiding. The second bird is a light yellow and gray cockatiel named Captain Mango. He was captured, hungry and thirsty, wandering about in a minor league baseball stadium in Florida. The Quaker knows how to talk and continually asks, “How you doing?” in typical New York fashion.
When not enjoying the thrill of treasure hunting or conversing with her birds, Jenna is hard at work creating memorable characters and stories to sweep you away.