Meet Jenna Kernan



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I write heart-pounding adventure mixed with heart-racing romance. All my stories, whether romantic suspense, Western historical or dark paranormal, have loads of action, adventure and heat!

I've written over 40 books, been nominated for the RITA twice and won the Book Buyers Best Award once.  My Harlequin Intrigue, PROTECTORS series are my most popular.  Fast read, really fast.

Like rich, world-building stories filled with supernatural heroes and heart-racing romance? Try my paranormal romance series -- The Trackers, which was inspired on Lakota mythology.

I was born in the Leatherstocking Region of Upstate New York but a job offer brought me down from the mountains to the Hudson Valley just north of New York City where I lived and worked for thirty years, all the while writing when I could.  In 2015, I left that position to write full-time. 

Writers Police Academy - 2016, Green Bay, WI

Writers Police Academy - 2016, Green Bay, WI

This is the fun stuff, getting out and meeting readers and authors. Going to industry parties and lunching with editors and agents. I have to admit all these adventures feel a little like Cinderella time – you know, the hours between 8 and Midnight, which are not remotely like the other twenty hours of the day. Meeting my readers really is the best part of my job.

Jenna is a recent transplant from New York to Florida

Jenna is a recent transplant from New York to Florida

I’m an outdoors kind of gal. So, if you can do it outside, I usually enjoy it, with the notable exception of golf (too organized and too frustrating) and skiing (too dangerous and too dangerous). I’m a rock hound, fossil hunter and gold prospector.  

What’s my best find? The fossilized bear tooth, some nice nuggets and a one carat blue sapphire I found in Montana.

In 2016, my husband and I moved to sunny Florida where I am pursuing my writing within the sound of the surf.

Author Jenna Kernan visits her childhood home in upstate New York. 

Jenna married her college sweetheart

Jenna married her college sweetheart

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  • Has advanced scuba certification

  • Recently obtained a saltwater fishing license and fishing pole

  • Has broken only one bone – her sister’s collarbone

  • Is a sissy when it comes to horror fliks

  • Is the only one of four kids named by her father

  • Once worked waiting tables during the graveyard shift in a diner

  • Plays the ukulele and has four so far!

  • Has seen every episode of Star Trek and Bonanza

  • Scored 98 on a high school chemistry regent test and a 78 on geometry in the same year

  • One of a family of six, all redheads

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