About the Author
Jennifer Anne F. Messing
(aka JENNIFER ANNE FABREGAS MESSING) is an award-winning inspirational fiction author, poet, speaker, worship leader, and past president of the Oregon Christian Writers (e-mail: Author@JenniferAnneMessing.com). She graduated with honors from Covington Theological Seminary in Rossville, Georgia, USA, with a bachelor's degree in Christian Education, and received an honors diploma in Journalism and Short-Story Writing from International Correspondence Schools.
She has authored three books and over 250 short stories, articles, poems, and movie reviews published in 60 different magazines and book compilations, including: The East County Gazette, Bible Advocate, Evangel, LIVE, Standard, Mocha Memoirs, Christian Fiction Online, and Romancing the Soul.
In 2018, Ms. Messing was the WINNER of the Cascade Writing Contest "Published Short Story" category. Her book, EVERLASTING LOVE: Romantic Vignettes for a Woman's Heart (Mockingbird Lane Press, print and e-book) was a TOP FINALIST in three book awards competitions in 2016: the National Indie Excellence and Virtue Christian Book Awards 'Short Stories' category, and the Beverly Hills Book Awards 'Romance' category.
Her poetic devotional book, MORNING'S PROMISE: Poetic Moments in His Presence (Ellechor Publishing House, print and e-book) was an award-winning TOP FINALIST in the 'Poetry:Inspirational' category of the 2013 International Book Awards.
Ms. Messing won FIRST PLACE in the 2011 short story competition jointly sponsored by Bo's Cafe' Life and The Storyteller magazine. Her romantic short stories, "Just Beginning" and "Graduation Bouquet" were LONGLISTED in The Word Hut Short Story Competition (United Kingdom/ 2013), and in The Henshaw Short Story Competition (United Kingdom/ 2015), respectively.
Born in Manila, Philippines to parents active in international business, she spent many of her childhood years in the Philippines and in Chicago, Illinois. Jennifer Anne currently lives in Oregon and has been married to the love of her life, Michael Messing, for 29 years. They are the parents of two young adult daughters and a son in college. When not writing she enjoys reading, watching classic movies, cooking, home decorating, scrap booking, going on picnics, biking, and aerobics.
You can reach her by e-mail at: Author@JenniferAnneMessing.com