Born in Cumberland, Kentucky, Jenny continues to live and work in southeastern Kentucky. Her poems and short stories have published and included in several anthologies, the latest being a publication by Western Kentucky University titled, "Writing Who We Are."
She has edited literary magazines such as "Mountain Review", "Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel", and "Voices of Southeast."
Collections of her poetry have been published in a book illustrated by the Brown Twins, titled "Blackberry Tea." In 1998, a collection titled "A Cave And A Cracker" was published. In the early spring of 2001, The Jesse Stuart Foundation will publish "Ember Days", a combination of Jenny's poems and black and white reproductions of Jeff Chapman-Crane's portraits and paintings.
Also, in the summer of 1998, Dock Frazier and The Clyde Stanley Band released a CD, "Stonega Run", a folk album written by Dock Frazier and Jenny. In the summer of 1999, Southeast Community College produced the play "Stonega Run", based on the original songs and history behind the CD.
Jenny is a country music disc jockey and the producer and host for a radio talk show, Tuesday Morning Roundtable, for WTCW/WXKQ in Whitesburg, KY.
She is the mother of three sons: Norman, Robbie, and Jason; and the grandmother of five; Keith, Doug, Katie, Megan, and Max.
Jenny has begun work on a play based on Florence Castle Ison's book, "Caney Girl."