Management Alum Publishes Debut Book
In 2012, Jennifer Vassel graduated with honors from APU’s Young Executive MAM program. Writing her first poem at the age of six, Jennifer has always been fascinated with words and the emotions they can evoke when released. In addition to her master’s degree, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University. Jennifer currently resides in Southern California, where she works full time while continuing to pursue her writing and publishing career.
My Channeled Energy is her first published book, and is a book of poems and short stories written over the span of twenty years. From life’s challenges to its rewards, Jennifer invites readers on her emotional and spiritual quest toward self-actualization—dating back to her primitive years in elementary school, up to her more developed days in college and beyond. Through her personal experiences, Jennifer shares her channeled energy to inspire, revive, and urge others to act in pursuance of channeling their own. In March 2014, My Channeled Energy became a #1 Amazon Bestseller in two categories: Women’s Poetry and Religious & Inspirational Poetry.
What made you decide to publish your book?
When I heard Bishop Dale C. Bronner say, “Don’t die with your gifts still inside of you; impart to others what was entrusted to you,” I knew I was being called to share my gift of writing to the masses. It was time for me to put all fears aside, and actually do what I said I wanted to do.
Who’s your target audience?
This book is for those who enjoy written art—whether it’s reading it, writing it, or both. My work is also for those who take interest in channeling their energy in creative ways. Do you have an author you admire? Who’s your inspiration? I admire the work of Dr. Maya Angelou. She inspires me to find unique ways of giving a voice to the human experience.
Any visions for your next project?
I was thinking about writing a 90-day book of motivational poetry, where in 90 days, readers are taken on a journey that encourages actualization of life goals. A self-help children’s book is also in the works.
I’m sold. Where can I buy?
My Channeled Energy is available for purchase here.
Contact Information: JenniferDVassel@gmail.com | Instagram/Twitter: @JenniferDVassel