What’s New With You?

By Jennifer Hallmark

This month, The Inspired Prompt Crew is sharing where we are in life. And I’ll let you know below where I am. But I’m also interested in what’s new with you, our reader. I know that many of you are writers also and I’d love to know (in the comment section) where you are on this wonderful, wacky writing journey.

I have several works in progress. My agent is actively shopping the sequel to Jessie’s Hope, tentatively titled, Angeline’s Dream. I have entered my fantasy book, Journey of Grace: Realm of Ecclesia, in a contest. But it still needs work…

I’m about 28,000 words into a stand-alone Southern fiction novel which takes place in 1978. So it’s a historical of sorts. I’m still blogging, marketing Jessie’s Hope, and have signed up for classes to further my writing education. Also hoping to go to a writer’s retreat in October. 🙂

Enough about me. Please let me know how you’re doing below. I’d love to hear from you all…


Jennifer Hallmark writes Southern fiction and her website, Alabama-Inspired Fiction, and the group blog, Inspired Prompt, she co-founded, focus on her books, love of the South, and helping writers. She’s published 200+ internet articles/interviews and short stories in several magazines.

Jessie’s Hope, her first novel published by Firefly Southern Fiction, is a Selah Award nominee for First Novel. She is represented by Cyle Young of the Hartline Literary Agency. Jennifer sends out a monthly newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. You can visit her on FacebookFacebook author page, Twitter, and Pinterest.


Jessie’s Hope

Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love?

Years ago, an accident robbed Jessie Smith’s mobility. It also stole her mother and alienated her from her father. When Jessie’s high school sweetheart Matt Jansen proposes, her parents’ absence intensifies her worry that she cannot hold on to those she loves.

With a wedding fast approaching, Jessie’s grandfather Homer has a goal to find the perfect dress for “his Jessie,” one that would allow her to forget, even if for a moment, the boundaries of her wheelchair. But financial setbacks and unexpected sabotage hinder his plans.

Determined to heal from her past, Jessie initiates a search for her father. Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love when additional obstacles—including a spurned woman and unpredictable weather—highjack Jessie’s dream wedding?

2 thoughts on “What’s New With You?

  1. Hi, I’m Ben Cooper for Pennsylvania. I write nonfiction, mostly devotionals. My debut book, All Nature Sings, came out 15-months ago. Although it was written for adults, I’ve reworked it into a Children’s rhyming Picture Book series called Created Critters. I have two books completed and in that hopeful stage of finding an editor and / or a publisher. Writing while waiting seems to be my lot in life right now. I have submissions to Chicken Soup and Guidepost and check my inbox everyday.

  2. Hi, Ben! Thanks for stopping by. Sounds like you have a good start on a writing career. When the world goes back to normal, you might want to attend a writing conference or retreat; I found them a great place to meet editors and publishers. 🙂

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