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Chatting with Jenny Rook - Episode 138

I recently spoke with Jenny Rook. And she has a story.

Jenny is a mental health advocate and writer, and has three golden retrievers! That alone makes life good.

Jenny Rook was born in Essex, UK and educated at York University, where she graduated with  a degree in English and Music. Studying the greats of literature called a halt to a burgeoning desire to write.  

 After various adventures in the scrap trade, in bookselling, helping run an employment agency, and having children, she settled back into her first love, writing.

Her first book Fly By Night (1989) was accepted by the first publisher she sent it to. This was the first of a fantasy trilogy and Headline wanted all three.

 All her fiction books were published under the name Jenny Jones. Two adult ghost story novels followed, Where the Children Cry and The Blue Manor, both of which were published by Gollancz. Five other fantasy/horror books for teenagers were published by Scholastic, Penguin, and Orion. 

 In 2006 Jenny qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist for children and their families. She worked mainly for the National Health Service and also volunteered for Sure Start before taking early retirement to look after her elderly mother.

 Jenny now lives with her husband, mother and three dogs in the Cotswolds.


 Below is an excerpt from her latest book “The Book of the Sun”.

‘Are these my thoughts or yours?’ I asked.

‘It doesn’t matter,’ the Sun replied. ‘You are me and I am you…

The Book of the Sun concerns the structure of the living universe, why it is so difficult here, and why we should all began to realise that we are all one, and yet diverse at the same time. It answers many questions that have concerned minds throughout the millennia. Why are we here? Why is there suffering? What is the future for us? These questions and many more are answered.

 Her website is


I know you will enjoy this podcast and Jenny's books!


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