Jen Halligan of A Book and a Latte

Today we’re inducting Jen Halligan into the KickAss Chicks community. Hands down she’s both a KickAss blogger and a KickAss chick!

Jen runs A Book and a Latte- YA Blog which is my go-to source for YA reads.

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Jen has incredible taste in books. But she does more than run a popular blog. She also runs a fabulous PR service for authors, which is how we met. She does all my tours.

If that’s not enough, she’s an essential oil guru and runs another great site, Lavender and Latte, which I also frequent as I like to make my own dryer sheets, laundry soap, and other natural and wonderful goodies.

Now can you see why Jen is so KickAss?


Let’s meet Jen. Make sure say hello and pop over to her sites. You’ll spend hours there. Promise:-) But first- I want to tell you something about Jen that I’m sure she left out ( I read ahead). Before Jen jumped into the publishing and blogging world she was an aerospace engineer and worked at NASA in Mission Control and helped train astronauts. I mean, come on- you know that’s AWESOME!

Hey Jen! Tell us a little about yourself, what you do, and why. 

Hi! Thank you so much for having me today!

I’m Jen, and I live in beautiful Colorado with my husband and pupdog/furkid named Koda. I am the founder and owner of Jen Halligan PR (JHPR), a boutique literary PR company. I’m also a blogger! Though my PR work limits my time for blogging these days I love my book blog that started me on this journey, A Book and a Latte, and my new natural wellness blog, Lavender and a Latte.

I’ve devoured books since I can remember. I was one of those kids that got detention for reading in class, and grounded for reading in bed at all hours of the night with a flashlight. In May of 2011, I started my book blog, A Book and a Latte, and what began as a hobby quickly became an obsession… After working with a publicity firm and a small press, I graduated from the Denver Publishing Institute in 2013 and decided to start JHPR. I love being part of this amazing book community!

Now for what you really want to know. Those Rapid Fire questions dear to the heart of any KickAss Chick. 

Favorite Things:  

Hiking with my husband and pupdog… preferably along a creek with a killer view of the mountains.

Being so consumed by a book that you can’t function in the real world. Work? Huh?

SCUBA Diving.

Salted Chocolate Caramels and Toffee

Binge watching TV shows on Netflix.

Pet Peeves:  

Close mindedness. People that liter.


 Books, of course! Popcorn – all kinds, I like experimenting… I recently tried adding a drop of lime essential oil to melted butter and drizzling it over air-popped popcorn. OMG. BEST. THING. EVER. Essential oils, I am such an #oilyaddict. Oh, and recently, the show Scandal. I’m in the middle of season one and I’m addicted. Yes, I’ completely aware that I’m late to this party!

Kick Ass Superpower:  

If I could have one power, it would be the ability to teleport. I so need this to happen!

Your best book boyfriend: 

 I’m not sure why, but this is such a hard question to answer right now.

  • For the night: Four from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth
  • For a dirty weekend:  Jamie Fraiser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • To have and to hold:  Dean Holder from the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover

I love your guys, Jen. I have a secret crush on Dean as well.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing, you’re so much fun!

You can find Jen at any of the sites below.

Jen Halligan PR:

A Book and a Latte:

Lavender and Latte:

Stop by and say hello or drop her a line in our comments.





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