Jennifer D. Bokal penned her first book at age eight. An early lover of the written word, she decided to follow her passion and become a full-time writer. From then on, she didn't look back. She earned a Master of Arts in creative writing from Wilkes University and became a member of the Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She has authored several short stories, novellas and poems. Jennifer is also the author of the Ancient World Historical series the Champions of Rome, which includes the best-selling The Gladiator’s Mistress, and the romantic suspense series, Rocky Mountain Justice, from Harlequin Romantic Suspense. Happily married to her own Alpha Male for more than twenty years, she enjoys writing stories that explore the wonders of love. Jennifer and her manly husband live in upstate New York with their three beautiful daughters, two very spoiled dogs and a kitten that aspires to one day become a Chihuahua.

As you search for the perfect gift this holiday, consider a “smart sexy romance for smart sexy women”.  In Tory Richards recent blog for Coffee Time Romance & More we learn more about Jennifer D. Bokal’s recently released Harlequin Romance “Rocky Mountain Valor” that is the final book in the three book Rocky Mountain Justice mini-series.  In Jennifer’s words, “I had vague idea for a romantic suspense set at Christmas. I also wanted to set a book in Telluride, Colorado—a place I knew well from my childhood. I thought the holiday theme would be a good fit for a Harlequin Romance Suspense, so I took the opportunity to chat with Susan Littman, an editor with Harlequin. She was super gracious and helped me expand my idea. More than that, she asked for a proposal.”

 

My Successes: 
Jennifer joined SUNY Broome Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) in 2017.  Her hard work on her business plan paid off!  In 2018, she received the Entrepreneur Recognition Award from SCORE Greater Binghamton Chapter that recognizes a distinguished group of businesses for bringing their dreams to life!!!
How SCORE Helped: 

Jennifer's SCORE mentor, Les Howard, worked with her throughout the SUNY Broome Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP), where SCORE mentors from the Greater Binghamton SCORE provide business counseling services.  Working with Les Howard, Jennifer refined her marketing and business financial plans.

My Challenges: 

While enjoying success as an author with a growing brand, Jennifer recognized the need to strengthen her business financial model and marketing plan and product placement.