Meet Jenna

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books.

Jenna the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances and the new Trinity Distillery series.

Although Jenna calls Texas home, more often than not, she’s somewhere else. Her love’s job takes him all over the country, and she tags along, just like a groupie follows her favorite band.



Get to Know Jenna Better

I splurge on — Skin care products. My husband just shakes his head and tells me that I don't need any expensive face cream because I'm aging well. Yeah, that's his version of a compliment.

Favorite MovieHappy Death Day. It's a hilariously macabre version of Groundhog Day, which just happens to be Teagan O'Brien's favorite movie (Teagan is the heroine of my second Riley O'Brien & Co. novel, Coming Apart at the Seams).

Most annoying habit — Oh, it’s so difficult to choose because I have so many (or so I’ve been told). But it’s probably asking too many questions

I’ve never… — Been skydiving or eaten sushi (I know. I’m really missing out.)

My favorite thing to do — My husband... or perhaps it would be more appropriate to say spending time with my husband.

Guilty food pleasure — My mom's chocolate cake. She makes it for my birthday every year (and on those rare occasions when I beg for it).

Must-see TV — I used to watch a lot more TV than I do now. I like Younger, the comedy created by Darren Star, the guy who produced Sex and the City. And I'm a long-time fan of Law & Order: SVU. I also love The Handmaid's Tale.

Least favorite chore — Ugh. Grocery shopping, for sure. I much prefer laundry.

Playing on my car radio — Alt Nation, channel 36 on satellite radio. Some of my favorite bands are: Kings of Leon, Foals, and Glass Animals.

Last non-fiction book I read — I rarely read non-fiction. If you have suggestions, email me them to me at

I wish I knew how to — Ice skate, sew, and hack like a geeky criminal

My dream vacation — A river cruise through Russia

My favorite color — Purple

Dog or cat person — Both!