Jordan Rosenfeld-croppedRead the January 28, 2014 session of the LitChat Literary Salon with Jordan Rosenfeld here.

Today’s session of the LitChat Literary Salon features author and writing guru Jordan Rosenfeld leading a mainstream and literary fiction session of #litchatbetsy.

Jordan is author of the novel of suspense Forged in Grace, and the writing guides Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, and Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life with Rebecca Lawton.Jordan’s essays and articles have appeared in such publications as, Marin Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly,  San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Petersburg Times, Whole Life Times, The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazine. Her book commentaries have appeared on The California Report, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio. She is co-founder of, a writer’s collective offering publishing and marketing support to indie authors.

Jordan is working on two forthcoming writing books from Writer’s Digest Books: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: A Toolkit to Build & Bolster a Lasting Writing Practice (Spring: 2015), and, with Martha Alderson, (“The Plot Whisperer”) Deep Scenes: Plot Your Story Scene-by-Scene Through Action, Emotion & Theme (Fall, 2015). Also, under the pen name J.P. Rose, Jordan’s first novel of Romantic Suspense,  Night Oracles, releases in Spring, 2014.

She teaches an ongoing series of online writing courses and webinars on the subjects of plot, scene and tension-building, and will be holding the first annual Plot & Scene retreat with author Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer, in May 2014.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the Hutchins School. A former Petaluman, she created and hosted the LiveWire Literary Salon at Zebulon’s lounge which hosted readings for several years, and Word by Word: Conversations with Writers, a radio program interviewing well-known writers such as TC Boyle, Louise Erdrich and others on KRCB, which won an NEA Chairman’s grant in 2004.

She now lives among the garlic and the mushrooms in Northern California with her husband, son and their cat.

Follow Jordan Rosenfeld on Twitter: @JordanRosenfeld.