[that penslayer girl]
I suppose there is some wonder as to why on earth I named my blog "The Penslayer." Well, as most stories do, with the telling, the original tale gets lost in the muddle and I don't remember which of my friends said it first, but after I posted, oh, some little something of importance on another site, whichever friend of mine it was posted a reply and said, "Jenny Freitag, you've penslain me!" And, like King Arthur's knights, there began to be a group of us who were somewhat good at slaying with the pen (it's mightier than the sword, you know) and thus the title of Penslayer came into existence.
That's me, the penslayer. If you wrote a biography of me it would not sell well except perhaps to insomniacs. I'm a quiet girl, a homemaker, devoted to reading (I love histories, theologies, philosophies), devoted to my boisterous Sicilian family, and incurably addicted to writing stories. Exactly when I began to write is too far buried in the past for it to have a certain date, but thankfully for you I was too young while I was honing my craft to misguidedly foist awful literature off on you. I am always improving, but at this point I can proudly wear the title of "penslayer" and trust that, with a little editing, I can give to my readership books that are worth falling in love with.
If you want to find me, you'll find me at my desk typing away at my latest novel. (My debut? That's my historical fiction The Shadow Things - check it out!) If you want to find me, I'll be at the patriarchal abode eating delicious food and chattering with my husband and the rest of my loud, intelligent, I-love-them-to-death family. The life of this author is stable and run-of-the-mill, and I thank God for that: the love and comfort and stability enable me to do what I love best: write novels. And, no doubt, writing novels is what I will be doing from now until the day I die.
So welcome to The Penslayer and the world of my novels! Follow me here to get updates on my novels, snippets of my writing, and my thoughts on the work of an artist as inextricably bound up in the life of a Christian. For shorter, snappier, and sometimes more bizarre, updates, there is always my Facebook page and my Twitter. But wherever you follow me, or however long this lovely acquaintance will last, I hope you enjoy your stay at The Penslayer, and, as always, I wish you the best in literature.