Janet Kay Jensen: Mormon Author
Janet Kay Jensen is the author of the award-winning novel Gabriel’s Daughters, the sequel to her first novel, Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys. Gabriel's Daughters won the silver medal in Cultural Fiction from the Readers Favorite International Book Award Contest (2013). Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys (2007), won the gold medal for Cultural Fiction from Readers Favorite in 2012 and was first runner up in Religious Fiction given by the Eric Hoffer award for new fiction. Jensen is credited with being able to write about “hot-button issues” with objectivity and respect.
She is also the co-author (with Shaunda Kennedy Wenger) of The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them. She is a contributing author to Writing Secrets: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Fiction & Nonfiction in the LDS Market and The Magic of Stories: Literature-Based Language Intervention.
Jensen earned her bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and her master’s from Northwestern University. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband, Miles, live in northern Utah.