author of Motherling
Jen is a very dynamic and capable 60 something year old, who has succeeded at a number of careers. But in 2012, her world imploded when her 31 year old son Raif died of an accidental drug overdose. ‘Motherling' is her story of how she walked the 800km Camino de Santiago through France and Spain with his ashes as she attempted to come to terms with his death.
It’s a beautiful read, you’ll find yourself laughing and crying, and she has received staggering feedback from other ‘ motherlings’ (the word she has adopted for women who have lost a child) who have identified so keenly with her book and taken enormous strength from it.
Many women are happily going quietly into retirement in their late 60s, not Jen, instead she launched publishing services house, Journeys to Words Publishing, working with mature age writers to hone their craft.