I grew up in South-central Alaska. I lived in Anchorage, near the Alyeska ski resort, on a cabin on an island on a lake, and then in a boring old house.

I went to 7th - 12th grade in the same school, and my graduating class was 56 people - nearly all of which showed up at the cabin, on the island, on the lake, for our graduation night party.
I kissed a boy that night. One I'd wanted to kiss for a long, long, long time. We got married two years later, have built two homes together, survived military deployments, law school, student loan debt, and two children.

He now works as a prosecutor - bringing home an endless supply of heart-wrenching, uplifting, and hysterical stories.

I play the guitar, take pictures, and love to hike. I don't like rivers, but love the ocean. I love to fly, but get motion sick. My ultimate vacation would be to sail through the deserted islands in the Bahamas. A few years ago, I got that wish when my parents retired on a sailboat.

I taught high school French when I was only a few years older than my students, and then taught middle school math with my degree in political science and French.

I spend grocery money on designer fabric, shoes, and books.

I cannot express how many times I wished I could write a whole novel.

And now I have. Lots of them. Life is good.

I'm represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich. I write under Jolene Perry (YA), Jolene Betty Perry (religious fiction) and Mia Josephs (New Adult).

The Summer I Found You w/ Albert Whitman Teen
Author of Dizzy and Out of Play w/ Nyrae Dawn.
My Heart and My Fate for Yours with Steph Campbell.

Upcoming titles - Stronger Than You Know - fall 2014, In Pieces Fall 2015, and Love Blind with Simon Pulse - 2016.
  • Wasilla, Alaska
  • JoinedFebruary 10, 2014

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JolenePerry JolenePerry Nov 26, 2015 09:51PM
This is me BEGGING anyone who read Spill Over to leave a review on Amazon - I just put that book up there under the title of WHAT A KISS IS and I could really use a few reviews :-) http://www.amazon...
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