Jennifer M Zeiger
I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado exploring every tree and cave I could find. Since then, I’ve lived in the gorgeous, evergreen state of Washington and I now live in South Carolina with my husband, Nate. Needless to say, I’m learning just how big bugs can get and how fast plants can grow in the South!
Just like many authors, I’m an avid reader, but this was sparked for me by my struggle to read when I was younger. It wasn’t until the seventh grade that reading clicked and a world of magic opened for me in the pages of books.
In 2017, I wanted to see how difficult this self-publishing thing was, so I ran a kickstarter to publish my first book, The Adventure, which is a multi-ending adventure book for young readers that contains three stories with eight-to-ten endings each.
In 2020, I followed The Adventure with my first urban fantasy novel, Quaking Soul. I’ve always dreamed of writing fantasy novels and now that’s a reality!
Continuing this adventure, I published Discarded Dragons in 2021 and Mystery of the Golden Shells in 2022. These are both adventure books.
At the end of 2022, I also followed through and got an official logo for my tiny publishing company. The long name is Zeiger Adventure Publishing. The much funner short name is ZAP. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to settle on a logo, but the artist I worked with was amazingly patient and we ended up with something I absolutely love.
My latest adventure, Zap Dragon, was published on July 25, 2023. I’d hoped to also have a novel, the second book in the Hidden Mythics series after Quaking Soul, out by Christmas of 2023, but life happens and it’s now slated for the spring of 2024.
Since 2012 when I seriously started blogging, here are my short story publications:
- 2013: Midnight Abyss -I teamed up with several other writers to self-publish a collection of horror/dark fantasy stories. My two short stories, The Cost of Revenge and The Orbs, are part of the collection.
- 2013: Message in a Rose was published in The Story Shack e-zine.
- 2014: Saving Mae in Dark Futures e-zine
- 2018: Wizard’s Coffee was published in Z Publishing’s Colorado’s Emerging Writers Anthology.
- 2019: The Eye was published in Z Publishing’s America’s Emerging Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers: Colorado.
- 2022: Wax Eater was published in Word Balloon Books’ Anthology, Paradoxical Pets.
(2023 Note: I’m holding off on doing adventures on the blog to make time for the two books for the year. As soon as time allows, I will return to posting them.)
Welcome to the Adventure Awaits You blog!
I started my blog in 2012 as a way to get past my terror of sharing my writing. It morphed into an Adventure blog where readers can vote on story directions and find different endings. There are occasional publishing or event posts snuck in, but most weeks entail an adventure post that readers get to chime in on.
Feel free to join in the adventure! But be careful, there be dragons beyond the edges and what you find depends on your choices!
I recently looked at Jonathan Renshaw’s website. He’s the author of Dawn of Wonder and is also self-published. He’s definitely done something right with his writing and marketing because his book’s done very well.
Anyway, he’s an inspiration to me not only because of how well he’s done with his publishing, but also because of how transparent and bold he is about his faith.
He talks about how sometimes we remain quiet about our deepest convictions out of respect for others who believe differently than we do, but how this sometimes also turns into cowardice on our parts and thus becomes a deceit, hiding who we truly are. I can honestly say I’ve done this at times, not spoken up because I’m more afraid than I am respectful. So to be completely honest, the foundation of my life is my faith in Jesus.
Jonathan goes on to talk about the reaction telling someone you’re a Christian can evoke. He says it so well that I’ll just point you to it here. I agree wholeheartedly with what he says. My belief comes from personal experience. I don’t have a bunch of profound answers, but I’m more than willing to discuss with you if you have any questions. (You can email me from the contact page.)
Thank you for stopping by!
Jennifer M Zeiger