Welcome.

The first post is the worst, isn't it?

It's like being the new kid at school, desperately hoping to fit in and make friends. But you don't want to try too hard, you don't want to be too obvious, because you don't want anyone to think you're stupid, that you're lame, that you're the worst possible person to have suddenly appeared in this giant school known as the Interwebs.

So. A little about me: I live in Colorado. I'm married. I have three kids and two dogs. 

And I write. Which is why I have this blog going to begin with. Because I write. Novels, mostly, although I've tried my hand at short stories and essays (mostly abysmal failures.) And I have a novel coming out in summer 2016. It's kind of big deal--to me, at least--and I'm excited. I figure I'll share the process as it goes along here, along with other bits and bobbles of my life. What I'm writing. What I'm reading. What I'm finding interesting. What's going on with me in general. 

I'll try to post every day--OKAY, maybe THREE times a week--because I'd like to build a little nest here. If you want to get in touch, if you have a question, if you just want to chat--email me. There are links at the bottom of the page, and I'm almost always pleased when something pops into my inbox. I'll reply as soon as I can, or I'll post it here.

Talk to you soon,

J.