Travels from: Washington
Jennifer Haupt has been a journalist for more than 25 years, writing primarily about women prompted by their own depression and grief to reach out and help others to heal. She went to Rwanda in 2006, twelve years after the genocide that wiped out over one million people, to explore the connections between forgiveness and grief. Jennifer spent a month interviewing survivors and humanitarian aid workers, and returned to Seattle with something unexpected: the bones of a novel.
Haupt's essays and articles have been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Millions, The Rumpus, Spirituality & Health, Travel & Leisure, The Sun and many other publications. Her popular Psychology Today blog, One True Thing, is a collection of essays contributed by and interviews with bestselling and emerging authors. In the Shadow of Ten Thousand Hills is her debut novel.
Talks and Topics
In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills presentation
Place as Character: Cultural Sensitivity and Artistic License
Short-term and Long-haul Strategies to Keep the Writing Faith
"Never Again" for Everyone: The Common Bond of Amahoro
Creativity as a Management Tool for Treatment-resistant Depression
My trip to Rwanda: Finding the Bones of a Novel in the Stories of Real People (multi-media)
Still She Persisted: 11 Years of Rejection Made Me a Stronger Writer
Book Publicity 101: Build a Plan to Launch Your Novel