About Jennie

Bestselling author Jennie Shortridge has three published novels: Riding with the Queen, (NAL 2003), Eating Heaven(2005), and Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe (2008). Prior to writing novels, her nonfiction work appeared regularly in magazines and newspapers, including Glamour, Mademoiselle, Natural Home, and others. The Seattle writer has been called “an accomplished and superior novelist” by theStatesmen Journal and “a writer to watch out for,” by the Rocky Mountain News. She tries not to let it go to her head. 

About Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe:

Written with keen insight and wit, Jennie Shortridge’s fiction is “rich, funny, sad, sensual, and hopeful.” Now comes a bittersweet novel that asks: how does a good girl know when to finally let herself be bad? 

Mira Serafino can see the headlines now: Girl-Scout-Leading, Homeless-Feeding Science Teacher of the Year Goes on Wild Rampage of Sex, Drinking, and Drugs. Well, let her small town of Pacifica, Oregon, think what it will. Forty-five-year-old Mira, the obedient daughter, the supermom, the loyal wife, has left the building… 

When she learns that her college-sweetheart husband has been seeing another woman, Mira’s perfect world is shattered and she wants no one, least of all her big Italian family, to know. She heads north—with no destination and little money—stopping only when her car breaks down in Seattle. She takes a job at the offbeat Coffee Shop at the Center of the Universe, where she’ll experience a scary but invigorating freedom, and meet someone she’ll come to love: the new Mira…

Jennie Shortridge’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Saturday, November 1st:  Estella’s Revenge e-zine (author interview)

Monday, November 3rd:  Booking Mama (review)

Tuesday, November 4th:  Booking Mama– (author guest post) 

Wednesday, November 5th:  She is Too Fond of Books

Friday, November 7th: Curly Wurly Gurly (contest for a $15 Starbucks or other coffeshop gift card!)

Friday, November 7th:  Curly Wurly Gurly (review)

Monday, November 10th:  Fizzy Thoughts

Wednesday, November 12th:  Tripping Toward Lucidity

Friday, November 14th:  Literarily

Monday, November 17th:  Shelf Life

Wednesday, November 19th:  Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Friday, November 21st:  Bookshipper

Monday, November 24th:  Minds Alive on the Shelves

Wednesday, November 26th:  Book Addiction

Sunday, November 30th:  B & b ex libris