My name is Jennifer K. Marsh, and I make it my intention to combine all my heart’s deepest values into every aspect of my life. This means I try to incorporate my faith, passions, and morals into all that I do and all that I am. I very much believe everyone and everything deserves compassion and respect, for it makes the world a better place, and harmony between all is so important. I also believe there is a great power in creativity, if harnessed correctly, and I aim to share pure, meaningful messages with the world through what I create. It is my hope that these messages will touch the hearts of others, so that the world may be a brighter, kinder place.
I mainly share these messages through writing, though I sometimes create music. I am an author, and my labour of love for the past four years has been the Ilimoskus story. ILIMOSKUS is a deep, environmental fantasy story which takes the reader into a stark collision between fantasy and reality. Addressing the word Ilimoskus itself: ‘Ilimoskus’ is the name of the fantasy race of beings this entire story revolves around – it is the story of the Ilimoskus – and they are elemental folk, beings of fire, earth, air, and water. The first book of this upcoming trilogy – Ilimoskus: Times of Old – was self-published in 2013, and I am currently working on Book 2. Unfortunately, due to personal tribulations over the past three years, progress on the second book has been very slow, but when the time is right I know it will greet the world. If you would like to find out more about the Ilimoskus story, please see here.
Respecting nature and the environment is a huge and important theme throughout the Ilimoskus story – which comes into its full glory in Book 2 – and that is because it is something very close to my heart. I am passionate about inspiring a love of nature in the hearts of others, for I believe loving and respecting the natural world opens our hearts to love and respect every other aspect of life, and this then transforms our souls to encompass peace and charity.
It is my motivation to try to share the goodness, light, beauty, and wonder of the world with others, and inspire it in their own hearts and to see it with their own eyes, and I do this hand in hand with my faith and love of nature.
On this blog you will find a variety of different things: sometimes, I share my poems or pieces of creative writing, or even sketches/drawings; sometimes, I post about my memories and life, or something that inspires and motivates me; and sometimes, I write about the Ilimoskus and their story. Basically, I write about anything that’s on my mind. Hopefully you will find something enjoyable to read here.
>> I was born and raised in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the south west of England. I have since moved deeper into the west country, to a small town in West Somerset on the outskirts of Exmoor National Park.
>> I try to do volunteer work when I can. I volunteered at the Riding for the Disabled Association for two years, and I’ve also volunteered with the Salvation Army and at a youth centre.
>> I play the piano and occasionally create tunes, with or without lyrics. I genuinely believe that music is one of (if not the most) beautiful gift bestowed upon mankind.
>> Lord of the Rings is my favourite story ever, and it always will be. I genuinely think I might be in love with Samwise Gamgee – just throwing that out there.
>> All I ever do is daydream and live in my own little world, as, for the most part, I find reality quite unbearable. ‘Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t want to live there’ – so says Owl City. Though, I do not want reality to be unbearable, which is why I try to share light with the world.
>> This. Always this:
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path. – Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
And, there is a time for everything. When a heart embraces this, the shadows of the world do not appear quite so dark:
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. – Ecclesiastes 3:4