About Jessica Peña

Hello and welcome to Lilacs in Paradise! I’m Jessica, author of Embrace Yourself and many books to come. This website serves as a platform to share my blogs, unpublished writing, and published & upcoming books.


My aspiration is to be a beacon of healing in this world by sharing my own story of love and forgiveness one day at a time. I hope that you enjoy my writing and feel a deeper connection to your loving core as you encounter my stories and philosophy.

Visit the blog for practical advice and points to ponder, read my unpublished works for inspiration and all. the. feels., and if you like what you see, I invite you to support my work and continue your journey by purchasing my published book!

It is an honor to share my story with you. Thank you for being here and having the courage and strength to open up to the journey of healing and joy. I see you and I believe in you.

With love,

P.S. Wondering how to say my name? Peña is the Spanish word for rock or cliff. It is not the same as the word Piña which means pineapple. Peña is pronounced pen-ya, not peen-ya.

Keep scrolling for more ways to stay in touch! If you want to see what I’m working on right now, check out The Books! Below my published works, I share my upcoming books with their status, summary, and a sneak peek inside! I write non-fiction philosophical self-help books and unique LGBT+ fantasy novels.


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