Glatzer is an award-winning full-time writer who's written 20 books and hundreds of articles for magazines and online publications.
main writing interests are biographies and memoirs, and she
often writes about health and parenting. She also loves writing for children,
as well as writing humor.
latest release is The Pregnancy Project with Gaby
Rodriguez, who faked her own pregnancy as a senior project in
high school (Simon & Schuster Young Readers, 2012). The
book was also made into a Lifetime television movie by the
same name. The book has been featured on Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew,
The Today Show, Telemundo, Inside Edition, and many others.
She worked with Celine Dion on the authorized biography Celine
Dion: For Keeps (Andrews McMeel), which was one of
Jenna's favorite life experiences. The book was featured on
The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Entertainment Tonight.
(Jenna's not particularly short; Celine is tall!)
also wrote The Marilyn Monroe Treasures
(Barnes & Noble, 2008), which is in the same format as the Celine
Dion book-- oversized hardcover filled with removable
memorabilia. It's available exclusively from Barnes &
Noble in the U.S. with more than 40,000 copies sold, and has been translated into Italian,
Spanish, German, and French.
Stolen Son is Susan Markowitz's story. Her son Nick
Markowitz was murdered in 2000 at the orders of drug dealer
Jesse James Hollywood. This story was the basis of the movie Alpha
Dog, starring Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, and Sharon
Stone. The book won both Editor's Choice and People's Choice
in the True Crime Book Awards. (Berkley, 2010; visit www.mystolenson.com).
is a memoir written with Scott Rigsby, the
first double-amputee to finish the world-famous Hawaiian Ironman
triathlon (Tyndale House, 2009; visit www.scottrigsby.com).
co-authored the books Fertility
Foods (Simon & Schuster, 2006) with Jeremy
M.D. and Lorie Groll, and Bullyproof Your Child's Life
(Penguin, 2007) with Joel Haber, Ph.D.
(Thomas Nelson, 2007) is a Christian memoir about overcoming
abuse and addiction, written with Tracy Elliott.
written three books for writers:
the Amazon top 10 bestseller Outwitting Writer’s Block and Other Problems of the Pen
(The Lyons Press, 2003), Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer (Nomad Press,
2004), and The Street-Smart Writer (Nomad Press, 2006).
also worked on two books for people with anxiety disorders:
Fear Is No Longer My Reality
(McGraw-Hill, 2005) is a book she co-wrote with Jamie Blyth of
The Bachelorette, telling his tale about overcoming panic disorder and
social anxiety disorder. Conquering Panic and
Anxiety Disorders (Hunter House, 2002) is an anthology of
success stories from people who've overcome all sorts of
latest children's picture book is Hattie, Get a Haircut!, a whimsical rhyming story about a girl who
refuses to get her hair cut. She also authored three
nonfiction books for children sold through the educational
Jenna is a ghostwriter, not all of her work carries her byline,
and she can't always talk about what she's worked on. So if you read a book you
really like, you can always pretend she wrote it. She'll like
that. If it's a bad book, no way did she write it. Ptooey, and
other disdainful noises.
and websites Jenna has written for include Writer's Digest,
Physical, Prevention, Woman’s World,
Woman’s Own, USAA, Women's Health & Fitness,
Salon.com, ePregnancy, Contemporary Bride,
Match.com, MSN, and AOL.
has also written hundreds of greeting cards and copy for mugs,
bumper stickers, doormats, aprons, t-shirts, buttons, magnets,
and plaques for companies such as Gallant Greetings, Paradise Greetings,
Ephemera, High Cotton, and Northern Cards.
experienced speaker, Jenna is a frequent media guest.
She was the honorary chairperson of the national I
Love to Write Day and a writing workshop instructor for the
Omega Institute. She also served as a judge of
the Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
proudest accomplishment so far is overcoming
is still mourning the loss of Angel, the brilliant
Joss Whedon TV series that spun off from Buffy the Vampire
Slayer. She is convinced that when she gets rich enough, she's going to single-handedly resurrect the
series, even if that doesn't happen until all of the principal
actors are in their 80s.
home is in New York with her her fabulous little girl (Sarina), and her
profiled or interviewed Jenna?
Magazine, NBC News, Woman's World, Writer's Market, Lifetime
Television, Newsday, Media Bistro, Canada's Stars! network, and many more.
facts about Jenna, for her truly devoted fans:
Boston University alumna
Avid drinker of peach tea
Cat: Kira, calico
Favorite authors: Maya Angelou, T.C. Boyle
Favorite TV shows: American Idol, Bear in the Big Blue House
(quit looking at me like that)
Drug of choice: Motrin
Favorite human being: her brother, Paul
Favorite song: "Round Here" by Counting Crows, live 10-minute version
Career before writing: Stage actress
Can't navigate her way out of her own
driveway without her Garmin
Born on Thanksgiving
Oddly wedge-shaped feet, size 7
Favorite musicals: Godspell, Hair,
Starmites, Les Mis, Rent, Miss Saigon, Aida, Chess, Closer
Than Ever... okay, she'll stop now.
She's a sucker for the book cart at the
library, where she loads up on hardcover books for 50
cents and paperbacks for a quarter. A quarter!
Thankful for: old friends, fast
metabolism, close family, kind readers