Hello from Northern California! My name is Jean. As an avid reader, I want to thank you for reading what I have to write. It really means a lot to know that I’m not just typing into a void. If I wanted to do that, I would go here.

I intend to use this blog to write about my writing. All the little anxieties and triumphs, and what insights I manage to glean from them to help make sense of my own life. It’s a way of organizing my thoughts and maybe even getting some feedback — so comments are always welcome!

This blog would not be possible without the love, support, and occasional prodding from my lovely partner, who is a very talented poet and writer. (I’m biased, but whatever. It’s totally true.)

Together we have a calico tortie kitten (2 years old), a tortie point kitten (1 year old), and a little black Bombaby (about half a year old and counting). All three of them would like nothing more than for me to spend all my free time feeding, petting, snuggling, scratching, playing, and generally worshiping them instead of writing. They have taught me the value of not always getting what I want.