About Savannah

Hello, my name is Savannah Kathryn Jezowski, and I am so excited to meet you!

What I love more than anything in the world: A quiet evening with good conversation and a cat. Yes, the conversation is often with the cat.

I am no princess. No palaces and devoted servants for me, but rather a simple and honest living. I live in southern Michigan, which makes me a Troll (for those of you unfamiliar with Michigan, that is because I live below the Bridge, not over it). I am married to a knight in shining armor, who fell in love with me when I was young and stupid and married me when I was older and, honestly, no less stupid. I collect music boxes, faeries and cats. My favorite book is Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, and my favorite movie is BBC's North and South (based on the novel by Elisabeth Gaskell.) If I wasn't already married to the perfect man, I would marry Mr. Thornton.

I do so love a dark and tragic hero.

I worked in a cafeteria to help put myself through college, although I never had the opportunity to graduate. I have dabbled in fast food management, professional cleaning, retail, and banking. My dream is to write full time. Someday I will share with you the challenges of managing a full time career, a man and a household while trying to break into the world of publishing. I often feel like Jo March, writing dreadful little stories and selling my hair to pay the bills. But that, as they say, is a tale for another day.

I wrote my first story when I was in elementary school. At the time, I did not even know what a paragraph was, so you can imagine how stunning this little story was. I keep it in a box, inside another box, buried beneath a pile of other boxes. Occasionally, when I am nostalgic, I like to take it out and wince and thank God that He gave us the potential for improvement. I studied Commercial Writing at Pensacola Christian College, where I had two short stories published in the student publication of Fountains. I also took a Creative Writing Course through Stratford Career Institute, which finally taught me the benefits of the Short Story. Up until this point, I was a wild fan of long, meandering, terrible novels which, I hope, will not be discovered after my death. After finishing my course with Stratford, I published two short stories in online magazines, one in Ray Gun Revival and the other in Mindflights.

Then I ran into this wonderful book called Heartless and met its author, Anne Elisabeth Stengl. Through her amazing mentoring program, my writing took another leaping bound. She has a gift for honing in on areas of opportunity while simultaneously inspiring you to work even harder. Anne Elisabeth also inspired me to write my first novella, After, for the Five Glass Slippers competition last year. My experience writing for her fairy tale collections has been completely positive. I have learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. I can’t wait to read the wonderful stories that will be selected for this year’s Five Enchanted Roses. For more information, check out:  http://www.rooglewoodpress.com/fairy-tale-collections. I hear the winners will be announced come March. I can barely stand to wait! The stories chosen last year were spectacular. My favorite was The Moon Master’s Ball by Clara Diane Thompson. What was your favorite?

If you are new to my blog, I would love to meet you! Please tell me a bit about yourself, what books you like, and if you are writing anything currently. If you have any questions for me, I will gladly try to answer them! I am eager to meet other writers like myself with hopes of networking together in the future. If you have a blog of your own, please include the link and I will follow you!

Don’t forget to check out my other pages for sneak peeks and links to some of my published work!


  1. So wonderful to meet you, Savannah! I look forward to reading and following your work! Just reading some of your sneak peaks has excited me. :)

    I'm also one of Anne Elisabeth's writing students, and join you full-heartedly in singing her praises. And Clara's story was my favorite in the collection too! Hurrah for dark tortured heroes, what would we do without them? They feature in nearly every of my novels-in-waiting, including the one in progress, Moonscript. I also feel many similarities to Jo (minus hacking off hair; I'm far too attached to it), though also can relate to Amy's artistic flair, and Beth's desire to stay at home.

    Anyway, welcome to the blogging world! I blog over at The Writer's Window, http://williamshsj.blogspot.com/. Blessings!

  2. Hannah, how exciting to hear from you! I believe I have admired your work in Anne Elisabeth's many fan-fiction contests. I am delighted to finally meet you!! How exciting to know you are one of Anne's students as well: I, truly, cannot say enough good things about her. Moonscript is a deliciously intriguing title, and I look forward to hearing more of it. I will trot on over to peek in your window, post haste!

  3. I read your short stories and you have a great writing talent! I'll keep an eye on your site for further writing. I too am looking to network with other authors. If you're interested, my site is sathorup.blogspot.com :)

  4. Hello Savannah!

    I think I might have spied your name on Anne Elisabeth Stengl's blog on several occasions, but I just wanted to congratulate you on being shortlisted for publication in the Five Enchanted Roses :)Your novella "Wither" sounds so intriguing and exciting; I can't wait to read it! ^_^

    Also, I loved getting to read more about you here on this page, and learning about your interests/writing experience, so forth. While I live in Australia, I have two friends in Michigan and can't imagine how it must be like. It sounds really cold but beautiful! I do so love the tragic hero too, and North and South is my absolute favourite movie/classic as well (aside from The Lord of the Rings, but that is an entirely different story!) :D.

    I've often sympathised with Jo as well =). How wonderful that you got a few of your short stories published earlier on. I also used to insist that I always wanted to write sprawling 600+ page epics and scoffed at the idea of a short-story, but eventually in 2012 I got to write a short-story for a local community/library council competition and got short-listed among ten other young writers; attending the writer's workshops where I listened to editors and authors, and getting my short-story published was one of the key things to my growth in my writing.

    I love Anne Elisabeth Stengl as an author of "The Tales of Goldstone Wood", - what a beautiful series! - and already I have learnt so much from her, unofficially. I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to have her as your writing mentor =).

    Ooh, about the Five Glass Slippers, I am still reading the stories - I have come on a small halt in the "Cinder's Tale" which is science-fiction (not my favourite genre, normally), but I want to press through with it, because I am sure it is lovely, and I am very excited about "The Moon Master's Ball" :).

    Many blessings and congratulations again on the shortlisting of your novella!
    Joy @ joy-live4jesus.blogspot.com

    1. Joy,

      How nice to meet you! I can't believe you live in Australia. That is so exciting. Although it probably isn't as exciting if you live there every day. :)

      I agree about the Lord of the Rings. I read the books when I was a kid and became an instant fan. Eowyn is my favorite character. Her line "I am no man" is my favorite quote in the whole series. ;) nothing beats it for conciseness and punch.

      It was an amazing experience being mentored by Anne Elisabeth. She has such a gift. Someday I hope to be able to help authors the way she helped me.

      Thanks again for the well wishes. I am so honored by this opportunity.