Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Who wants more Wes?

This Ordinary Life fans - who wants more Wes?

I have a few bonus scenes from Wes's POV that I'd love to share! Not going to lie, they are pretty swoontastic scenes, too...:)

Will share them if This Ordinary Life has 30 Amazon reviews by 11/15!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Book Launch for THIS ORDINARY LIFE

Thanks to everyone who came out for the THIS ORDINARY LIFE book launch. We had snacks, we had drinks, we had a book talk, and a reading too. We truly had a blast! Here are just a few pictures of the evening.

Welcome!

The calm before the storm.

The crowd settling in before the reading and book talk.

Reading from THIS ORDINARY LIFE.

Talking with friends and readers.

One of my helpers for handing out swag.

Signing books!

Signing books!

The great team from WORDS Bookstore


Want a signed book but didn't make it to the signing? Contact my local book store and I'll sign a book for you! Here's the link: WORDS Bookstore

Other buy links:






Monday, October 5, 2015

Local folks: Join us for the THIS ORDINARY LIFE launch party!

Join us for the THIS ORDINARY LIFE launch party!

Friday, October 9, at 7:00 pm.

Peace Pipe Country Club, Denville, NJ

We will have refreshments, wine, and books, of course!


Want a signed book but can't make it to the signing? Contact my local book store and I'll sign a book for you! Here's the link: WORDS Bookstore


Other buy links:







Thursday, October 1, 2015

THIS ORDINARY LIFE is out today!


That's right, THIS ORDINARY LIFE officially releases today! This Ordinary Life can be found in a bookstore near you. It's also available at the links below.

WORDS Bookstore (my local indie bookstore) - (If you'd like it signed, just put a note on your order through their site at this link.)







Hope everyone has a lovely autumn. And for those that read THIS ORDINARY LIFE, I hope you enjoy Jasmine's story. There's a bit more about the book below. Happy reading, and happy fall!


Sometimes hope is the most extraordinary gift of all.  

High-school radio host Jasmine Torres's life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.

That is, until her brother Danny's latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and she's back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her mother's booze-soaked life, and stressing about Danny's future.

Then she meets Wes. He's the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep Jasmine from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.

Jasmine can't control everything, not who wins the internship, not her mother's addiction, not her brother's health, not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but Jasmine may just discover that what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Pre-Order THIS ORDINARY LIFE and get FREE STUFF!

Hiya readers! I have something for you! Swag packs for pre-orders!:)



Those who follow me on social media probably already know about my love for book swag. I have some pretty awesome swag for THIS ORDINARY LIFE. Seriously, though, my cover art – I’m in love – how could swag based off that design not be gorgeous?

So here’s what I want to do for anyone who pre-orders THIS ORDINARY LIFE: I will send you a signed bookmark, postcard, sticker AND a button of your choice* (see three designs below).



All you have to do is this:

1. Pre-order THIS ORDINARY LIFE.

2. Forward or take a screen capture/photo of your receipt/order confirmation – whatever is easiest to provide proof of purchase – and send to me at jenniferwalkup (at) gmail (dot) com.

3. Provide me with name and address where the swag pack should be sent. Oh, and YES, this is open internationally! And yes, multiple book purchases get multiple free swag packs!


Here are some pre-order links that are available:









*while supplies of all swag lasts!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

COVER REVEAL: THIS ORDINARY LIFE!

I’m really excited about the final cover – not just because the artist did such a gorgeous job with it - but because it matches THIS ORDINARY LIFE so well. It captures Jasmine’s radio dj dream, but it also has grit and edge and attitude, which fits the story of her and her family perfectly. I really can’t wait to share this book with readers!:)

Anyway... here it is! Check out the summary below.

And if you want to add the book on Goodreads, click here.

To pre order, click here.



Sometimes hope is the most extraordinary gift of all.  

High-school radio host Jasmine Torres's life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around.

That is, until her brother Danny's latest seizure forces her to miss the interview, and she's back to the endless loop of missing school for his doctor appointments, picking up the pieces of her mother's booze-soaked life, and stressing about Danny's future.

Then she meets Wes. He's the perfect combination of smart, cute, and funny. He also happens to have epilepsy like her brother. Wes is living a normal life despite his medical issues, which gives Jasmine hope for Danny. But memories of her cheating ex-boyfriend keep Jasmine from going on a real date with Wes, no matter how many times he asks her.

Jasmine can't control everything, not who wins the internship, not her mother's addiction, not her brother's health, not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but Jasmine may just discover that what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blurbs for This Ordinary Life!

I can't believe THIS ORDINARY LIFE will be hitting shelves this fall. Check out what some really great YA authors have had to say about it! (Oh and p.s. if you want to add it on Goodreads you can do so here!)


"This Ordinary Life rises well above the ordinary; while the romance is swoon-worthy, it is the love between Jasmine and her little brother that makes the book so vibrant and harrowingly real." - Tracy Banghart, author of the Rebel Wing series


“I adore This Ordinary Life! It has so much heart and soul, it’s like I walked into Jasmine’s life and left on the last page knowing her. The radio show premise is new and fresh. This book has everything: a main character to root for, a little brother you want to take into your arms and hug, and a romance that’s swoon-worthy. If ever there was a boy in a YA book I’d want my own daughter to date, it’s Wes!” - Jaime Blair, author of Leap of Faith and Lost to Me


"The relationship between Jasmine and her little brother, Danny, will break your heart and put it back together again." - Rachael Allen, author of of 17 First Kisses and The Revenge Playbook.