Jennifer Rogers Spinola lives in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, with her Brazilian husband, Athos, and three-year-old son, Ethan. She has lived in Brazil for nearly eight years and served as a missionary to Japan for two years. Jenny is the author of Barbour Books’ “Southern Fried Sushi” series and an upcoming romance novella collection based on Yellowstone National Park (also with Barbour Books).
Her debut novel, “Southern Fried Sushi,” was recently named a Christy Award finalist for 2012.
Jenny is an advocate for adoption and loves the outdoors, photography, writing, and camping. She has previously served as an ESL teacher, a middle- and high-school teacher, and National Park Service volunteer. Jenny has a B.A. in English/journalism from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina and has worked as assistant copyeditor for OnSat Satellite & TV Guide and as a staff writer for the Southern Baptist International Mission Board and two other Baptist newspapers.
Jenny is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, American Christian Fiction Writers, International Christian Fiction Writers, and volunteers at the local food bank.