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WMUR Anchor Releases More Novels
Published Friday, September 1, 2017

Jennifer Vaughn, with three of her published books. Photo by Christine Carignan.

While known for her television news career, it’s print where Jennifer Vaughn hopes to make a big splash. The WMUR news anchor has drawn on her experience telling visual stories as a reporter as inspiration for her work, which includes four novels and a fifth on the way.

While Vaughn started her career in radio, she has mostly worked as a television broadcaster and is well known as an anchor on WMUR. She says her career has made her ready to tackle print. “Writing books was a natural progression,” she says. “I try to keep the two worlds separate but one naturally bleeds into the next. I write what I know.”

Vaughn debuted as a novelist in 2011 with “Last Flight Out,” a political thriller and family drama involving the first female vice president of the United States that explores the inner workings of high-level politics and the people who get dragged along that journey. The book was included in the swag bags at the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards and will see a re-release this September.

Her second book, “Throw Away Girls,” was released in 2016 and introduced LA reporter Jaycee Wilder, who tracks a serial killer through LA’s nightclub scene. She’s made a series out of her Wilder character, who returned in “Legacy Girls” this past July through Vaughn’s new publisher, Waldorf Publishing in Texas.

Her latest, “Echo Valley,” will be released on Aug. 15 and tells the tale of a hairdresser in NH who unwittingly stumbles into a presidential candidate’s sex scandal. In the works for 2018 is her fifth novel, “When the Demons Come,” involving a secret pregnancy and a woman escaping her abusive husband.

While Vaughn has found modest success as a writer, selling “thousands” of copies of her books, she says her goal is to become a well-known author of suspense and thriller novels. And unlike the news, she says one of her favorite parts of writing is being able to control the outcomes in her fiction.

“The best part of writing my stories is I control what happens to my characters; I control what becomes the end of my story,” she says. “Writing novels and pure fiction allows me to apply justice and retribution where I see fit.”

For more information, visit jvwrites.com.

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