The story of the Birthday Mug and a few thoughts on the best - and worst - gifts you can give.
Welcome to writer Jeanne Grunert's personal blog. Here, Jeanne shares her stories, insights, and reflections on Salesian spirituality for the 21st century along with book and movie reviews, thoughts on writing, and updates from her life and art. If you're interested in hiring Jeanne to write for your publication, please contact her directly.
I've been silent lately, more so than ever in the past, on my various blogs. Part of this is the lurking feeling that everything that can be said about 2020 has been said: COVID virus, race riots, murder hornets. I'm waiting for Godzilla to rise from the Sea of Japan and a sharknado to arrive… Continue reading The Man in the Van
I had a terrific time chatting with author Mary Ann Poll on her podcast! We talked about my true-life ghostly encounter, our pets, our books, and more books. You can enjoy the podcast here: Ghost Chatter with Mary Ann Poll.
Two quick announcements and updates from writer Jeanne Grunert: Both of The Majek Family Mysteries - I Believe You and I See You - will be offered FREE as Kindle downloads, no strings attached, Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21, 2020. I wanted to give my readers and fans something to take their minds… Continue reading Two Updates from Writer Jeanne Grunert
I'm the guest author this month over at BACCA Literary, a writer's group in Charlottesville. I share a story of poor judgment, bad taste, and creative sandwich making. Like Salami and Peanut Butter: AI and Editing Don't Mix. Enjoy!
Trusting the will of God is an important aspect of Salesian thought. My morning meditation today came from the book Set Your Heart Free - 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher (St. Francis de Sales). I'll link to it at the end. Photo by S&B Vonlanthen on Unsplash Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me,… Continue reading Holding the Father’s Hand – Salesian Thought
What is Salesian spirituality? It's a life-changing spiritual approach that's part of the Catholic mystical tradition. It follows the direction of one of the doctors of the faith, St. Francis de Sales. He's my patron, my spiritual guide, my guru. And, not coincidently, he's the patron saint of writers. He chose me as his daughter… Continue reading When St. Francis de Sales Found Me
"Not that old thing." My husband frowned at the tarnished brass ring. Foil fluttered from one of the four candle holders, a remnant of Advents past and my attempt to keep a candle in place. They never fit well in the cups. "Can't you buy a new one?" "This was my mom's." "I know, but..."… Continue reading An Advent Wreath Just Like Me
Yes, the Majek family is back in my new novel I See You. This spooky page-turner starts simply enough with a Christmas gift, and ends with David, Josh, Eddie, and the rest of the beloved family solving a 50-year old cold case. Intrigued? I hope so! I'm offering the Kindle edition of the new novel… Continue reading The Majeks Are Back in a New Spooky Page-Turner