I have been a writer for over 63 years and I am now 73,
I find it a shame that there is no way, unless you are a famous author,
to ever get your writing into print that will and should be for the
whole world to enjoy.,
People will invest in trivia matters and let important matters fall to
I finally got to have two of my 15 part series of books published only
because of a need to celebrate the Bicentennial of Tennessee and that
was the ONLY reason I was snatched up by a Bank and was backed for the
publishing of these two books which God had given as a gift to be
shared with others. That to me is the pay, the getting to write for the
Lord the words that are emitted or the writer plus creator ,to jot down
for others to share.
0ver six hundred books sold for $7.50. It was a little cheap paperback
put out by the Cookville Press as a school project, and that is as far
as it got. The money was paid back to the bank for their participation
in each book and no doubt they would have done the rest of them had not
my editor/Professor Jenkins of Cookville College retired from school
and died shortly afterwords with diabetes.... leaving the books on the
shelves of my filing cabinet collecting dust and growing yellow with
I have tried and tried without success, as so many thousand other
writers have done, I have been sharing my work free of charge for the
past 25 years in a weekly column of Christian Poetry in Morgan County
News in Wartburg. They only use my poetry and I wrote for The
Inspirational Poet and the Poet's Review Monthly while they were in
effect, but the publisher died of cancer and that put a stop to a great
writing career for too many of the poets and writers of prose. So many
just gave up and quit.
While Hee Haw was on TV I wrote to Grandpa Jones and no doubt, if any
of you have ever heard of the recipes for "Hey, Grandpa what is for
supper?," or if you have heard the delicious food being rhymed out
there, you have heard Jenny Wren's writing there. But she did not get
the credit for it there either... I have had several small items stolen
and sold as anon. .....but I consider thievery a form of flattery of
sorts., so that is alright also.... see how desperate a writer can get
to just get into print?
I am glad I had the two books published. It made me know that is not
where the pay comes from, for the pay is getting to write for the Master
Creator in the first place. So If you never hear of a non-famous
poet and writer named Jenny wren, you will know who she is because you
were just informed of her by this bird named Jenny Wren. (whose real
name is Lois Blaschak) and if you have read any of the stuff from
Jenny Wren you know me. I leave a little dab of myself in each
and everything I write for you to enjoy... thank you.
© 2003 jennywren
|Jenny Wren (pen name) was born on
May 21, 1930 in Tennessee.
The youngest of twelve children to Matt and Arizona Rice,
Jenny spent her childhood years in Tennessee and West
When she departs this temporary dwelling and flies, like a
beautiful butterfly, to her Savior's waiting arms.
When He asks her "How did you spend your talent I gave to
She prays as she waits for his reply, will she hear "Well
God has blessed this old Jenny Wren to write poetry and
She prays now to be a blessing on the internet too:
anyone and everyone who gets to know her as Jenny Wren.