Writing is my way
of grasping the sky.
JoAnn Bren Guernsey
My fiction is not easily categorized. I like to think it crosses several genres: literary, mainstream, women's, young adult, slice-of-life, psychological, and erotica.
It's darkly funny, romantic with an edge, experimental without tossing away all the conventions.
I love language, music, and all forms of visual artistry (the nature photos on this site are mine). In my writing I explore turmoil in and out of loving relationships, and I take my characters and readers on a wide range of emotional journeys.
I also derive great satisfaction as a teacher of creative writing (fiction and memoir), and I've been told my passion for writing is contagious.
Intriguing ... haunting ... I was mesmerized by Guernsey's polished writing... -- Mary Ann Grossman
St. Paul Pioneer Press