Jenni L. Walsh’s Top 5 Philly Phaves

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Yes, I wrote “Phaves” instead of “Faves.” It’s what we do in Philly, and I’m about to share my Top 5 things I adore about my hometown of Philadelphia. 1. Wawa. If you’re from the area, you’re immediately nodding along. Wawa is technically a convenience store, but in reality, it’s so much more than that. When I lived in DC and NYC, I yearned for Wawa and when we’d visit…


The ‘Favorites’ Of Jenni L. Walsh’s Day

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This week we’re talking about our favorite things. That’s so ambiguous that I literally had a moment where I thought, I don’t know.  So for some structure — I like structure — I figured I’d break down my day to figure out what I like best (besides structure). My favorite way to start the day: When I wake up, refreshed, and realize both my children are still sleeping. This rarely…


If You’ve Met Me…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A few months ago, a friend asked me to pick him up and drive him to the airport. When I arrived at his place, he was standing on the porch wearing a Biscuits t-shirt and a New York Rangers hat complete with Super Mario Bros pin. His climbing pack was at his feet, and he may or may not have been smoking from a vape. As he climbed in my…


What I’m into … this week

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This week the Debs are sharing all the stuff we love. I change my mind from time to time about what really wins me over, but here are some of my current favorite people, places, and things that make everyday life more enjoyable (in absolutely no particular order): Favorite foods: Avocado toast at Dominique Ansel and steak tartar at The Dutch, both in Soho (NYC): Favorite place to have dinner with the Obamas…


These Are A Few of My Favorite Things

Monday, March 20, 2017

This week the Debs are singing songs from the Sound of Music…wait, no, that’s just Deb Crystal. But we are talking about some of our favorite things–the things that make us happy, that make us smile, that make us laugh. The Roman orator and philosopher, Seneca, once said, “True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future.” I’m not always good about the anxious dependence part, but…


Oprah Was On to Something

Thursday, April 28, 2016

I suspect Oprah and I lead different lives. I could be wrong. She could be soaking a boy’s sweatshirt right now because he blew his nose directly into the sleeve and then wore it all day so the boogers dried into the fabric, but I’m guessing she’s soaking her newly pedicured feet in a warm, salt-infused tub prepared by a loyal lady-in-waiting. When I gain five pounds, the only thing that takes note…


The Five Things I Can’t Stop Talking About

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This week’s topic is “favorite things”, but since Louise and Jennifer already wrote clever lists of favorite things, I’m not going to do that. I hate to compete in games I know I’m going to lose. It’s a character flaw, and I’ll never change. So instead,I spent the past two days listening to my own endless blather and coming up with a list of my favorite things to talk about….


Forget Raindrops on Roses; Pass the Rye!

Angel's Envy Rye
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What are my favorite things? Why, I’m so glad you asked! Because I have so many favorite things and I have SUCH strong feelings about them! Let me tell you about my favorite… Writing tool: Scrivener! The corkboard option is worth the price of admission alone. Such an easy way to organize my writing. Running shoe: Yes, I’m a geek and I love my Sauconys. They should pay me, I…


Seven Awesome Things About Being a Debut Author

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A year ago, my debut path had just begun, the ink was barely dry on my contract, and I didn’t even know my release date — let alone know what the cover would look like. Fast forward to today — my book released four weeks ago, and life is kind of the same and completely different. Sure, there’s been a lot of stress, but there have been so many amazing…