New novel, The Silence Diaries, bought by John Hunt. Publication some time next year.         The motivating factor is love, and the gift is finding a voice.

Just out: Heart of Oneness: a little book of connection (see details on books page)

Video of launch 19 December at Friends House, London. https://www.facebook.com/quakercentre/videos/1638110702917221/

“A wise and welcome reminder of the mutuality and interconnectedness  at the heart of the universe.” Richard Rohr

Heart of Oneness is another sublime and profound pearl of spiritual wisdom by Jennifer Kavanagh. 
Her new book is a gorgeous treatise of practical mysticism, a liberating testimony to the truth and reality of oneness, interconnectedness and personal power amidst the divides, difficulties and traumas of today’s world. 
Her inspiring personal journey of actions and initiatives to support and liberate others moved me deeply. In her humble, Quakerful manner she quietly models the path of the non-dual wise soul who truly encompasses “only us” and lives oneness from her heart; as simply and naturally as breathing.” Rev Dr Lynne Sedgmore

Re-issue of Jennifer’s first book, Call of the Bell Bird: A Quaker Travels the World as an e-book. Free from eg Google Books and iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/call-of-the-bell-bird/id1000188637?mt=11

£1.99 from Amazon. ASIN: B00YKL9CMC

Jennifer Kavanagh worked in publishing for nearly thirty years, the last fourteen as an independent literary agent.

Since becoming a Quaker in 1995, and selling her business a couple of years later, she has run a community centre in London’s East End, worked with street homeless people and refugees, set up a microcredit programme in London, and worked as a research associate for the Prison Reform Trust.

She currently sets up microcredit programmes in Africa and facilitates conflict resolution workshops for Alternatives to Violence (AVP), both in prison and in the community. In 2012 she set up a charitable trust,  Open Wing Trust, which seeks to support people as they change their lives to work with and for people in need.

Having worked with writers for almost thirty years in her publishing career, Jennifer is now engaged in her own writing. Apart from a couple of collections of children’s short stories that she edited in the 1970s,  Jennifer has had eight books of her own published, and has edited one.  Her first novel, The Emancipation of B,  and her latest non-fiction book, A Little Book of Unknowing, were published last year, both by imprints of John Hunt Publishers.

After a year’s travel round the world in 2001/2, Jennifer found that she did not want her flat or most of its furniture, and has felt liberated by letting go of many of her possessions. Although she now lives in central London, her flat is small and quiet: an urban retreat, with an occasional glimpse of the stars.

Jennifer has studied singing for many years; it’s an important part of her life as is, increasingly, the art of clowning, which she took up again in 2011. She hopes that creativity and spontaneity – being open to all that is with the freshness of Beginner’s mind – will be a growing tendency in her life.

Jennifer finds balancing an active life with a pull towards contemplation a continuing and fruitful challenge. As she writes, “Life in the world is about a series of balances: of the life within and the outside world; inner experience and outward witness, plenitude and the void”.

For interviews with Jennifer, and radio talks she has given, see Radio and video