Reinventing Jenna Rose propels the reader on a fast-paced journey through the life of a young woman who’s determined to realize her self-worth and overcome a childhood broken by multiple traumas. Left alone after her parent’s divorce, Jenna uncovers evidence of a grandmother living in New York City. Without telling a soul she decides to board a plane and travel across country, landing on the Manhattan doorstep of her affluent maternal grandmother. A street-smart New York neighbor girl, a quirky therapist, a white German Shepherd and a story-telling grandmother, join forces to help Jenna overcome the hardships of her past and the shattering family secrets that soon come to light.
"Halifax was not my destination; Delta Airlines took me there anyway. It had been an uneventful trip, leaving me time to reflect before the diversions and all the other ADL’s set in. After all this time, medical lingo lingered in my head. Activities of Daily Living (only a scientist could lump what it meant to live in one phrase.) “The patient is cleared for ADL or the patient is discharged""but needs help with ADL.”
“Signori e Signorae. Ladies and Gentleman,” the pilot announced, “Some one on board is sick, has difficulty breathing and it is necessary that we re-route to Halifax. Is there a""doctor or a nurse on board?”
I sit bone still; someone else can tend to the ailing passenger. If I wait, someone else will.
A word about our logo: Early typewriters were crude, rudimentary, difficult to use. Then, in 1867, Christopher Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel W. Soule invented the first modern typewriter, which allowed writers to type faster than they could write by hand. The inventors soon sold the patent (US 79,265) for $12,000 to Densmore and Yost who made a deal with E. Remington and Sons, sewing machines and gun manufacturers. In 1873, Remington began production in Ilion, New York, on what would be known as the Sholes and Glidden Type-Writer. Our logo is the 1868 patent drawing of that device, the great grandmother, we would argue, of the computers we compose on today.