Hi.

I used to have a blog. But for reasons I couldn't figure out, it went kaput. So this is my new internet 'home'. I'm glad you stopped by!

I'm Jessica and I live in part of the sprawling greater Houston area with my husband, kids, and pets. I'm a writer. I tend to have a lot of interests, but sadly, TV and movies tend to fall to the way side, though sometimes I'll try to carve some timeout for a good binge-fest. 

What I like to read: Urban fantasy and fantasy novels, but non-military science fiction is also something I enjoy. Lately,  I've been reading a lot of romance, and it's something I'm also dipping my toes in to writing. 

What I write:

Mainly urban fantasy, but I'm playing around with some other ideas to branch out to. I quite enjoy writing short stories too.

Fave authors (AKA I'd die happy if I can achieve their level of story telling):

Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs.

 

I also adore Neil Gaiman, Ann Aguirre, and Robin McKinley. 

Credentials & Envolvement

I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's in journalism. 

In 2016 I was enrolled in Brandon Sanderson's workshop class at BYU. 

I've also received an honorable mention from Writers of the Future (but I think that's controversial now?)

I've been part of a couple writing groups over the years, attended several conferences, and own more writing books than I really want to count (and I'm always on the look out for more). 

In the past, I've also been involved with writing associations and other non-profit organizations, mainly in Utah.