Why be an Artist?

  Here’s why. This is an address to Boston Conservatory students – I don’t have the speaker’s name but the message is a beautiful one. “If we were a medical school, and you were here as a med student practicing appendectomies, you’d take your work very seriously because you would imagine that some night at two AM someone is going … Read More

Words from the Wise

    I’m a big fan of inspiration.  Love listening to the pros and how they navigate through this beautiful and crazy creative life.  Here are three of my hero’s – Steven Pressfield (The Legend of Bagger Vance and The War of Art), Isabelle Allende (House of Spirits) and Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic) – talking about life, … Read More

Second Printing Sold Out!!

We’re so happy to share that the second printing of The Hidden Forest has sold out and we’re back ordered for the third printing!  You can get a copy here on my website, at your favorite local book seller or online at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

First Printing of THE HIDDEN FOREST sold out!

I’m thrilled to share that the first printing of THE HIDDEN FOREST is SOLD OUT and we are well into orders for the second printing!  So excited and many, many thanks!! THE HIDDEN FOREST, a middle grade fantasy adventure story set on Nantucket Island, can be purchased at your favorite local book seller or online at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.


  Last week I went to a wonderful writer’s retreat in Connecticut.  A house on the ocean.  Sunshine.  Cool sea breezes.  Nothing between you and the blank page but: YOU.  Ah, there’s the rub.  No matter where you go, you’re taking along some extra baggage – you and your story.  How ever that story has played out in your mind … Read More

Girl Power! The 12 Stages of the Heroine’s Journey

    Here’s a quick at a glance look at the Hero(ine)’s Journey from Joseph Campbell’s monomyth. There are two aspects to the stages: the outer journey and the inner journey (the inner is in parenthesis).  Both are equally important. Think of this as going around the face of a clock, starting at one o’clock with Stage 1 and finishing … Read More

Book Review from Katy Farber of Non Toxic Kids Blog

The Hidden Forest by Daintry Jensen (book review) on June 22, 2015 , books, books for boys, books for girls   Daintry Jensen’s The Hidden Forest is a gem of a summer (or anytime, really) read. This whimsical book presents a spirited heroine in Adelaide. She is an adventurer, a wanderer, a girl with big dreams. We find her resigned to a boring summer in Nantucket … Read More

With Five Questions Interview

With Five Questions – conversations with creative professionals in business and the arts –     Meet Daintry Jensen, Author of The Hidden Forest Daintry Jensen has a background in dramatic writing from Skidmore College and UCLA’s Professional Screenwriting Program. Before that, she was acting professionally in Los Angeles and NYC. Growing up, she spent her summers on Nantucket Island … Read More

Mitchell’s Book Corner

  Incredibly fun to see my book here and one of the best book stores ever – if you’re on Nantucket, stop by.  Mitchell’s Book Corner is right on Main St.

Nantucket Book Festival!

At the Nantucket Book Festival signing my book The Hidden Forest– a really fun day and a great event.