I am a Registered Nurse, Author, Poet, Medical Assistant and I have diplomas from Correspondence Schools in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation, Parapsychology, & Animal Care Specialist. I love reading books, traveling, hiking, writing poetry, and love animals.
IAN: Please tell us about your latest books.
Jennelle White: I am the author of two books: Growing Up, Poetry and Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money.
Growing Up, Poetry is about a collection of 46 whimsical poems with pictures that captures that Spirit of Youth. Seeing the world through youthful eyes. For ages 2-7 years old, although adults like the book also. One can experience the joys of childhood and gives everyone a a sense of peace & happiness. There are poems about a puppy, a kitten, stars, the seasons, and many more. Similar to the MG nursery rhymes. From HomeSchooling Library " it's the perfect introduction to poetry for little ones."
Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money. it's been said to pay yourself first, at least 10% of your earnings. The problem is that most people may not be able to set aside 10%of their earnings, let alone 20%-30%. My book teaches people, based on your pay schedule, a much easier and better way to save money. Easy to understand as uses basic math and benefits everyone. You don' t have to be a financial guru to use this plan. Not about investments. From Blue Ink Review - "Out of all the PF books out there on the market, Jennelle White's money savings plan book has the most truthful title." Based on only two steps.
IAN: What formats are your books published in?
Jennelle White: Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money - is available as paperback and Ebook. Growing Up, Poetry is a hardcover book.
IAN: Where can we go to buy your books?
Jennelle White: You can go to my website: JennelleWhite.com (Has buttons to click on)
IAN: What inspired you to write your books?
Jennelle White: For my money savings plan book- I thought how could I come up with a plan that people can save money regardless of their debts, income, job, and location? I had a dream, got up the next day and wrote it down on paper, then made it into a book. For my children's picture poetry book - As I young child I always loved reading the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes so I was inspired to write poems that children could relate to.
IAN: Do you use an outline or do you just wing the first draft?
Jennelle White: No, I did not use an outline. I just wrote down the words as they came to me especially with my children's poems.
IAN: Do you have a specific writing style?
Jennelle White: No.
IAN: How did you come up with the titles?
Jennelle White: For Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money - I came up with this title because it is the easiest money savings plan for both short term and long term savings. For Growing Up, Poetry - I came up with the title because of my love for nursery rhymes as a child and have experienced life events mostly at the parks I visited when younger and now. Several of my poems are about things I observed in the parks, playing outdoors when I was little, and it was the reason I chose the title - Growing Up, Poetry for my children's book.
IAN: How much of the book is realistic?
Jennelle White: All of it.
IAN: What books have most influenced your life most?
Jennelle White: I love all types of books but I have to say the comic books especially the ones about the Super Heros and The Archies. I love self -help books and books about ghost stories. Also, religious self- help books. Also other books that were inspiring to me are books about animals, nature, Walt Disney books, and Sesame Street books.
IAN: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your books?
Jennelle White: No, I would not change anything. I am quite happy with the way my books have turned out.
IAN: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Jennelle White: Yes. My interest in writing started when I was in Junior High School. My teacher gave our class a project to make a poetry book of some of our most favorite poems and two of the poems had to be created by each student as their own. My teacher asked if she could keep my poetry book but l told her "no" since I had worked hard on it and got an A as my grade. She commented on how much she loved my class poetry book. This was the beginning and I was inspired to become a writer when I became a little older.
IAN: Who designed the covers?
Jennelle White: I designed the covers for both of my books. Also, I drew all the pictures in my children's picture poetry book - Growing Up, Poetry.
IAN: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Jennelle White: Yes. Regarding my book: Easiest Short/Long Term Plan For Saving Money - For those who are young, if you start out saving money now, the way I've instructed in my book, you will be on your way to a secure savings plan. You will possibly be able to retire at an early age because of the amount of money you've saved. The possibilities are endless using this plan! For middle-aged and older adults, using my plan can help you to save for retirement and for an awesome vacation, one that you may have always wanted to go on.
Regarding: Growing Up, Poetry - my book will leave both children and adults with feelings of peace and happiness. Poetry has been known to decrease stress in children.
It would be a wonderful edition to your children's library. If you liked Mother Goose nursery rhymes as a child then you'll enjoy reading this book as well as it's similar to nursery rhymes.
IAN: Tell us about your next book or a work in progress. Is it a sequel or a stand-alone?
Jennelle White: Eventually, I would like to publish another poetry book, children's book, and a scary story based on true events that I experienced.