Hi, I’m Jennifer Farwell, a novelist and the author of Starry Kind of Girl (an astrology web site). I grew up in Canada and now make my home in Los Angeles. I’ve been writing since the day I picked up a navy blue Crayola and started scribbling all over my parents’ freshly painted white walls (true story), and somewhere along the way that led to a Master of Arts degree in English and an honors Bachelor of Journalism degree. Thanks for stopping by my site!
Here are a few fun facts about me:
The first book I ever wrote was called Clover and His Chums, about the adventures of four dogs. It was a birthday present for my mom. I think I was around 9 or 10 years old when I wrote it.
I’ve written two more books since then. The first, Rock Star’s Girl, was published in 2011 under my pen name, J.F. Kristin. The second, Before and After, will be available in spring 2014. And, I’m well into the draft of a new book. So stay tuned!
I once ran a web site called the SPPNTCJ (Society for Preventing Parents from Naming Their Children Jennifer) that began as a joke on an email list I was on. Imagine my surprise when it ended up receiving millions of visitors and was covered by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Thunder Bay Television News, 580 CKPR radio, California State University (Chico), and several “Cool Site of the Day” and “Cool Site of the Hour” web sites, to name only a few. The site was also studied on a U.S. college course (imagine being in high school and getting interview requests from college students because they’re studying your site!), and it’s still noted in psychology textbook Psychology and the Challenges of Life: Adjustment in the New Millennium by Jeffrey S. Nevid and Spencer A. Rathus (in the 2007 hardcover edition, see page 203).
My favorite place in the world to be is a Kundalini yoga class at Nine Treasures Yoga. In a perfect world, my schedule would let me be at a Kundalini yoga class every single day.
Let’s see, what else. Favorite food? Apples. Favorite book? Anything by Michael Ondaatje. Favorite TV shows? Homeland, Reign, and The Voice. Hobbies? Writing, reading, playing with my dog, Kundalini yoga, meditation, hiking, going to concerts, and occasionally working with photographers.