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My Bookshelf: Woolf, Hawthorne, King, Rowling, and Immortal Poems

1 Aug

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

I’ve started a new Instagram project for the books I own. I’m taking a photo a day of my books, hoping to both inventory them and inspire others to pick up a book that they may never have considered reading. I own a lot of books, and this becomes painfully apparent every time I move. […]

My Visit to the 2014 South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, South Carolina

22 Jul

Jeannie with Pat Conroy Signature

The third weekend in May, I attended The South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia, South Carolina. Held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center,  the festival is a free program of The Humanities Council of South Carolina. The event was blessed with great weather. This was my first visit to Columbia, and the drive down from Charlotte […]

Book Review: Afro-Vegan Cookbook by Bryant Terry

20 Jul

Afro-Vegan Cookbook by Bryant Terry

I’m pleased to present the review of and my cooking adventures with The Afro-Vegan cookbook by Bryant Terry. As a cookbook collector, I think the cookbook is beautiful. The plant-based recipes are southern with African and Caribbean influences. In the words of the author: Imagine if you removed the animal products from African, Caribbean, Southern, […]

Manual Exposure Published and Available for Purchase

8 Jan

Manual Exposure Book Boyfriend announcement

I hit the publish button for Manual Exposure on January 5, 2014, and with tears in my eyes, a dream became a reality. Manual Exposure has been published and is available for purchase. Manual Exposure is available at Amazon. You can also find it at Barnes and Noble! The paperback version will soon be out! […]

Biting Into the New Adult Romance Genre: Manual Exposure

6 Oct

book cover for New Adult Romance Manual Exposure Jeannie M. Bushnell

The first chapter of my manuscript, “Manual Exposure,” is available (free of charge) for you to read at Harlequin’s annual “So You Think You Can Write” writing contest, on the Wattpad site. The contest is open to writers wishing to publish in the “New Adult” Romance genre. The new genre is about the time in […]

Spring Into A Good Book

18 Mar

book by W. Houghton

  Forgive me. Yes, I should love spring. Spring has its benefits–my yard chipmunks begin to frolic and play, the robins return to their favorite feeders, and the winter that continually covered the ground in ice has been defeated. Yes, there are positive aspects. Then, there are those spring rituals and problems that I’d rather […]

Welcome!

11 Sep

Thanks for stopping by! Check back often to become acquainted with the journey and works of fiction writer J.M. Bushnell.  ”Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.” -Gloria Steinem

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