Jenna Adams is an author and copywriter who lives in London. She writes from her third-floor flat which is covered in plants.
Her debut novel Can I Stray is out now with Neem Tree Press.
Can I Stray
Fourteen-year-old Brooke Tyler has spent her whole life waiting for a boy to choose her. Matt is about to go to university, scared to leave behind everything he knows. When both are cast as romantic leads in Romeo and Juliet, they fulfil the roles of forbidden lovers both on and off the stage. Brooke is sure that her fairy tale is coming true - and best of all, Matt is older.
Brooke considers secrets and lies a small price to pay for her first boyfriend, but the relationship is set to cost her after one night alone in an empty auditorium. When Brooke learns that Matt’s actions that night were illegal, her world shatters.
Years later, Brooke and Matt reunite as adults. Matt wants to undo all the damage he caused, but Brooke makes a choice which forces them both to question their relationship.
Told in three acts, this captivating debut reveals a young woman’s journey for independence as she strays away from everything she has ever known to navigate her traumatic past.
March 2021 - June 2021
Jenna wrote the copy for the official website of Higher Ground, a short film tackling the stigma around menstruation. She also content wrote for several newsletters about the film, and managed Higher Ground's social media accounts including its immensely successful TikTok channel.