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About the Author

Author Info

Jennifer Blackburn was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, NJ and earned her degree in English and Writing from Ithaca College in New York State.  Jennifer spent time studying abroad in 1980s London, England, where she fell in love with history and art. 

A life-long learner and information junkie, Jennifer continued to hone her writing skills while raising children as a single mom and shifting career direction to work for a Fortune Eight company as a mid-level manager.  Jennifer and her husband Jeff, live in Richmond, VA, and Sarasota, FL.  They share six children who are beginning their new chapters as fabulous adults.

The [New] New Patriotism is Jennifer’s first book.  A timely subject in need a voice from an "every person" rather than those in positions of power.  


"Debut author Jennifer Blackburn claims two things are incontrovertible: “History repeats itself and change is constant.” She immediately challenges her audience with this paradox in her meticulous exploration of the current state of American politics, while exhorting readers to be change agents in redefining the “American Ideal.” Through mixing history, anecdotes, and opinion, Blackburn skillfully combines America's past with the present cultural moment."-- BookLife Reviews for Publishers Weekly

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