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J Lenni Dorner is best known for the Existence series. Book One, "Fractions of Existence," is available on Amazon. (getbook.at/FractionsOfExistence International Amazon Link to Fractions of Existence) Book Two, "Proof of Existence," is available on Amazon. (azonlinks.com/B0BYN6SG7Y International Amazon Link to Proof of Existence)

Lumber Of The Kuweakunks is a short-story that is available on Smashwords.

The author also has two writer's reference books. "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters," is available on Amazon and Smashwords. "Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier" is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

In May 2016, J became a member of the Operation Awesome Team, running the Debut Author Spotlight until the end of 2023.
@JLenniDorner runs the Debut Author Spotlight for @OpAwesome6

The author attended Penn State, spent time at Boston University, and was a PGS Creative Writing Semi-Finalist.

This author weaves fantasy with lore to unhinge your mind. Learn more about this author.

April Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host as of 2017.

Write Club 2014 selected only thirty-two submissions to compete, and J's was one of them. J also made it through two rounds of Write Club 2016.

The Creative Writing Institute held contests that resulted in J Lenni Dorner being published in December 2014 in WRONG!: A themed anthology 2014 (available on Amazon), and in December 2017 in Lost!: A themed anthology 2017 (available on Amazon).

Signum University's Mythgard Institute held a creative writing contest in the autumn of 2015 called "Almost an Inkling." J Lenni Dorner was the Popular Vote Winner in week 6. The resulting anthology publication is titled "The Soul of Wit" (Oloris Publishing).

J is the winner of the Write Edit Publish Now flash fiction "Youthful Frights versus Adult Fears" Halloween challenge 2015.
J was awarded an honorable mention in the Write Edit Publish Bridges writing contest.
J won the April 2020 Antique Vase WEP contest with this entry: Lenape Antique Vase #AtozChallenge #WEP #WEPFF #FlashFiction

The Operation Awesome Flash Fiction Contest 12 win in April 2016 went to J Lenni Dorner.

Cover Girls 5th Annual  Spooktoberfest writing contest (2016) runner up.

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Fractions of Existence

Once they were humanity's exalted protectors— now they are being hunted.

Xavier will weigh all human life against Gwendolyn's ignorant happiness.
The good news is that her choice can blow his away.

Omnipotent beings find each other while playing an online game. Xavier has been searching for Gwendolyn, his true mate and the missing member of the Existence. Only if reunited can the group regain the rest of their memories and access all of their powers. Hidden in plain sight, disguised as humans, they help who they can, as best they can, when they can.

The Eyes in the Shadows, a religious sect, has been trying to free humans from the “prison” of life on Earth for millenniums. The Existence has always been able to thwart them… until now. They've discovered a way to end the world that no one will see coming.

Gwendolyn has her future all laid out. There is a plan. She knows what her parents want for her and how to get it. Then Xavier, a friend from a virtual game, makes her question everything. He's full of secrets, one being an understanding of her fear of the wind.

She tries to suppress her intense attraction to the mysterious and frustrating Xavier. She's engaged, after all, and the thoughts she's having aren't proper. Gwendolyn is swept into a whirlwind of secrets, danger, and a forbidden attraction. She'll drive across the country in her beat-up old car, not knowing if he is genuinely interested or just being polite. (He refuses to kiss her!) Gwendolyn's journey is full of self-doubt, sacrifice, and dark visions that invade her sleep. Will she uncover the truth about herself?

Speculative Fiction. Urban Fantasy. Paranormal Romance. Myths & Legends. New Adult. Superhero Fantasy.

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Proof of Existence

In a realm teetering on the brink of destruction, lies a labyrinth of world-ending secrets and insidious threats.  

Proof of Existence picks up from Fractions of Existence's cliffhanger ending. Gwendolyn finds herself a captive in the clutches of the Eyes in the Shadows, a formidable religious sect hell-bent on liberating mankind from the shackles of Earthly existence. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, the Existence must reveal themselves to save Gwendolyn. As omnipotent beings, their work to protect humanity has been mostly in secret for the last two centuries.

Gwendolyn's path is not without its own arduous challenges. Struggling to reconcile her true identity amidst a maelstrom of fear and doubt, she grapples with the aftermath of her forbidden attraction to Xavier. Torn between her religious beliefs and her heart's longing, can she find the strength to take the next crucial step? Will her family, upon discovering her secrets, shatter under the weight of a devastating revelation?

Existence member Heath, consumed by a deep sense of isolation and purposelessness, vanishes without a trace. The Eyes in the Shadows demand him as a hostage in exchange for the lives of others, thrusting the Existence into a desperate race against time. Can they locate Heath and avoid the impending danger before it's too late? Would his own kind forsake him?

As the Eyes in the Shadows unveil their diabolical plot to obliterate humanity, the Existence must reunite for each member to harness their full power so they can stand against this unfathomable threat. The clock is ticking and the stakes are unimaginably high. How much damage could possibly be done in the next twenty years? Set against the backdrop of 2006, this gripping novel will transport you to a world on the precipice of doom, where the choices of a few will determine the destiny of all. Proof of Existence is the breathtaking second installment from the mind of the incredible J Lenni Dorner, weaving together myth and legend in an urban fantasy saga like no other. 

Trigger warnings can be found on J Lenni Dorner's blog on the What Are They page with the description for this book.
Proof of Existence @JLenniDorner

Trigger warnings

Religious and philosophical debates. Dark and gruesome scenes, including kidnapping, torture, and heavy weapons. Snakes, a bear, and insects appear. Spit-up, vomit, dysphoria, anxiety, PTSD, heart condition, loss of a parent, and mention of the loss of a child. Language, sex, nudity, alcohol, violence, and a rock concert. Extreme weather scenes throughout, especially wind storms, rain, ice, cave-in, lava, fire, and lightning.

Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters

This valuable reference guide is useful in revealing a simplified way to create settings that feel like characters by using an organized sketch sheet. This practical approach will help focus your writing. The challenge of making a setting into a character is easily conquered with this informative guide. Make your story more interesting in today's competitive fiction market by giving your writing this edge.

https://jlennidorner.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html - Setting Character Sketch

"Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters," is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier

This book aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.

https://jlennidorner.blogspot.com/p/companion-guide-to-writing-book-reviews.html - Companion Guide to Writing Book Reviews As An Author

"Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier" is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Lumber Of The Kuweakunks
Children are missing. One minute they were in class, the next they had vanished. They aren't the first people to disappear from the area. Hokus Wood has a mythical secret. A history lesson might be the key to getting the children back.
Short story. Fantasy. Mystery. Speculative fiction.

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