About Jeannine

Writing wasn’t my first passion in life. It wasn’t my second or my third.

It was the constant.

When I was a kid, I used to write stories using my classmates as inspiration. The only person who ever read my tales was my best friend, Anne. She was encouraging and honest, but at nine years old, how far can that encouragement and honesty go?

Later in life, I had a year that really sucked. My mom encouraged me to put those feelings into writing.

“Write about what?”

“Anything. Just write.”

I did. That story sucked just as much as my year did. But it got me thinking…

A few years later, I was commuting to Manhattan, spending 90 minutes a day in midtown traffic. On a New York City transit bus I started writing Pure Abandon. I finished it in 7 months and then sat on it for an ungodly amount of time. Why? Because I’m a chicken. (No offense to actual fowl.)

We all have an idea, a dream, a passion, a thought. For some reason, we push it to the side.

Is it the fear of failing? Possibly.

Is it the fear of being made of? Maybe.

Is it ridiculous? Absolutely.

So, at 32-years-old, I am putting on my ridiculous hat and stepping into a world I only dreamed of. Because in this space, I’m giving it a shot. One I didn’t know I would ever take.

I hope you enjoy my blog and more importantly, I hope you enjoy my book(s).




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Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.



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  1. Hi Jeannine, I graduated Wagner College in 2003 and was friends with Bryan. I feel like perhaps we met before? Best of luck with the book! Looks amazing and inspirational following your dreams. I also have 2 little ones at home-best of luck!


    • Hi Alicia! Thanks for the support! I’ve been really nervous about putting myself out there so your words mean a lot. I hope you’re chasing your dreams too. It’s so cool you contacted me through this site! Best to you and your family. P.S. Bryan says, “Hi!”


  2. Hi Jeannine. my daughter wants to go to school in New York. She’s 15 and has her sights set on being a fashion designer. I always tell her to follow her passions. It looks like you did and congrats to you. Merry meet!!


  3. Thank you for your bravery. Maybe your efforts will make me cough up my own spine. If I can be a grant writer, professor, journalist, editor, PR guru, etc., surely I can pursue my dream??? Er…maybe? Thank you for your giveaways this month, too. I appreciate them so much. Have a wonderful holiday season.


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