Jennifer Slater was born in the small, English speaking country of Guyana in South America. She was painfully shy as a child and often had her nose buried in a book. Her love of reading transported her to many magical places with countless memorable characters and she hoped to one day create stories of her own.
Her dream of becoming a writer was realized just last year when she wrote and self-published her first novel A Time for Us (2012), a story about a couple whose love is thwarted by the schemings and manipulations of a jealous woman. Her debut novel was met with rave reviews by all those who read it, and she soon followed up with her second novel, Dark Clouds, Silver Linings (2013), which tells the tale of two young women who meet and become friends during a dark period in both of their lives and who help each other to overcome their personal hardships, with a little help from their friends.
Jennifer has a voracious appetite for the Arts. She enjoys listening to all genres of music, is an avid watcher of movies - ranging from Bollywood films to Hollywood classics and enjoys dancing (even though her club-going days are long over). She lives with her husband, two teenaged children and two Boston Terriers in Hutto, a suburb of Austin, TX. Her decision to start writing her first novel stemmed from a need to fill the hole in her evenings and weekends that was left after her daughter started college and moved away from home. Writing was her therapy for dealing with her first child leaving the nest and it has now become her passion.
Her potential to become a good writer was recognized when she was a college undergraduate by her Creative Writing Professor at Hofstra University, Oscar Hijuelos, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love", who gave her a much-coveted, but hard to come by, "A" in his class. She credits her mother, her younger sister, a cousin and a best friend with helping to ignite her creative flame. They were all instrumental in giving her that extra push she needed to start putting her gift of writing to good use.
Jennifer is currently working on her third novel which she hopes to have ready for publication this Summer.