Jenelle Hovde

Stories of Hope Throughout History

Jenelle Hovde

Stories of Hope Throughout History

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m so glad to share a little of my writing journey with you. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a story swirling in the back of my mind. To this day, I have novels written when I was seven years old. The subjects changed (it was puppies back then), but the love of writing never disappeared.

I stuffed away all desire for creative pursuits, obtaining a doctorate in audiology. Though I enjoyed the world of science and medicine, my husband encouraged me to write fiction seriously.

I did just that. I wrote and wrote. My life transformed as a result, and for the better.



My favorite fiction includes faith-filled stories with plenty of adventure. In fact, one of my favorite genres to read is Biblical historical fiction. As a teenager, I adored the classic epics such as Ben-Hur and Quo Vadis, where the stakes are high, the faith bold, and the romance, sweet but fulfilling.

It has always been a dream of mine to join an archeological dig and hunt for the past. Since I can’t do that (yet), I write biblical historical romance inspired by broken people who find redemption and their place in the world. One of my favorite things about writing is the research! It’s incredible how much we have in common with those who have walked before.

When I’m not scribbling on scraps of paper, you can usually find me within used bookstores perusing antique romance novels, historical journals, theology, and anything regarding ancient history.

Other Facts

My first novella, Ravens Heir, is published with Rooglewood Press. One of my historical novels placed within the 2018 ACFW Genesis semifinals.

My debut novel, The Dream Weavers Bride: Asenaths Story, released Spring 2021 with Guideposts and the Ordinary Women of the Bible series.

I’m also represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.

My writing buddy happens to a huge Great Dane/Boxer. He’s adorable despite suffering from the belief that he is truly a lapdog.

I grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, on a little farm in the middle of a fragrant prairie. There is nothing more beautiful than wide open plains and a big blue sky.

Despite being a prairie girl, my father taught me to love sailing. Hence, my need for adventure! My mother, a schoolteacher, shared a passion for fiction and coffee. My parents shared their faith and lived it every day.

 When I turned seven, I accepted Jesus as my savior. Since then, I have found the quote by C. S. Lewis to be very true.

“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”

“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he.

“Not because you are?”

“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”

Prince Caspian, Chronicles of Narnia.

My hope is that you’ll come away from my fiction with a sense that God is far more wonderful than we can ever comprehend or imagine.

Thanks for reading,


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