Reading and writing is my passion, along with music, walking, swimming or lying on the beach. I write novels from our off-the-grid home on a spectacular and remote island 1oo kilometers across the ocean from the north coast of New Zealand—islands seem to feature in my novels—and spend the NZ winters in the balmy tropical climate of Far North Queensland, with the Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep! John and I have four grown kids and five grandchildren, all who love books and reading (and mountain biking and ballet and camping in remote spots). I would love you to sign up to my occasional 'Off-Grid Newsletter.' (http://www.jenniogden.com/newsletter.htm) where I write randomly about off-grid living, our travels, books and writing, and post a review of a current favorite book I have read.