Friday, July 27, 2018

Chillin' on the couch with Jennifer Haupt

We're pleased to introduce Jennifer Haupt, who recently had her debut novel, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, published. It is a Kindle Book Club pick on sale for $1.99 the week of July 29! She's here today to tell us about her favorite TV shows from past and present.

Jennifer Haupt has been a journalist for more than 25 years, writing primarily about women prompted by their own depression and grief to reach out and help others to heal. Her essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, Travel & Leisure, The Seattle Times, Spirituality & Health, The Sun, and many other publications. Her Psychology Today blog, One True Thing, is a collection of essays contributed by and interviews with bestselling and emerging authors. 

Jennifer has traveled to Africa five times, as well as to Haiti, Lebanon, and other locations for business and pleasure. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two sons and Duck Toller. 

Visit Jennifer online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

IN THE SHADOW OF 10,000 HILLS is a riveting family saga that spans from the turmoil of Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement through the struggle for reconciliation and forgiveness in post-genocide Rwanda. At the heart of this literary novel that crosses racial and cultural boundaries is the search for family on a personal and global level.

In 1967, a disillusioned and heartbroken Lillian Carlson left Atlanta after the assassination of Martin Luther King. She found meaning in the hearts of orphaned African children and cobbled together her own small orphanage in the Rift Valley alongside the lush forests of Rwanda.

Three decades later, in New York City, Rachel Shepherd, lost and heartbroken herself, embarks on a journey to find the father who abandoned her as a young child, determined to solve the enigma of Henry Shepherd, a now-famous photographer. When an online search turns up a clue to his whereabouts, Rachel travels to Rwanda to connect with an unsuspecting and uncooperative Lillian.

While Rachel tries to unravel the mystery of her father’s disappearance, she finds unexpected allies in an ex-pat doctor running from his past and a young Tutsi woman who lived through a profound experience alongside her father.

Set amongst the gaping wounds of a healing country, follow the intertwining stories of three women who discover something unexpected: grace when there can be no forgiveness.

(Bio and synopsis courtesy of Jennifer's website.)

My top 5 shows when I was a kid:

  • The Banana Splits
  • HR Puff 'n Stuff
  • The Partridge Family
  • The Monkees
  • The Bobby Sherman Show

Top 5 now:

  • Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Ozark
  • Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
Thanks to Jennifer for sharing her favorite TV shows with us!

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