Jenn P. Nguyen

New Orleans, Louisiana

Reader & Writer


Jenn Nguyen fell in love with books in third grade and spent the rest of her school years reading through lunchtime and giving up recess to organize the school library. She has a degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and still lives in the city with her husband. Jenn spends her days reading, dreaming up YA romances, and binge watching Korean dramas all in the name of 'research'. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter series
Hunger Games trilogy
Any books by Stephanie Perkins

Favorite Genres

Jenn P. Nguyen's Manuscripts

Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Swoon Author Jenn P. Nguyen's Editing Update: Every Novel Is Different

It’s a well-known fact that I love editing. First drafts are the devil. They’re messy and unpredictable. Even if you outline the heck out of your novel, things can change drastically and spin out of control. But when you edit, you have a plan. You know what needs to be fixed and what to change. Even if you have to … Read More


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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Swoon Author Jenn P. Nguyen's First Draft Report: Second Novel Syndrome

Second Novel Syndrome. It’s a very real thing. And it’s much worse than I thought it would ever be.With The Way to Game the Walk of Shame, I wrote the entire novel in three months. And that was with editing in between the drafting. So when it came to writing my second novel, I figured “How hard could it be … Read More


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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Announcing FAKE IT TILL YOU BREAK IT by Jenn P. Nguyen!

Hello Swooners!It’s me! I’m still alive! I know it’s been AGES since I’ve last posted but now I’m back and I’m here with good news. Amazing news. Wonderful news. Deep breath. I’ve finally caught up on all my DVR episodes of This Is Us. Oh, Jack Pearson. Why must you break my heart in EVERY single episode?! How can my … Read More


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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Swoon Author Jenn P. Nguyen: Publishing Confessional

It’s a well-known fact that writers have very thick skin. It's kind of a job requirement. You need to no matter what stage you are in your writing career. Whether it’s with beta readers, critique partners, querying agents, or on submission with editors. You will be critiqued and judged and it can hurt. And it doesn’t end when you have … Read More


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