About Jen

Writer, dreamer, imagination junkie. Joyously fumbling through life, looking for the right words.

I am an indie author diligently pursuing lifelong dreams of publication. I write YA and adult fiction, and my work often falls into one or a combination of the following genres: speculative fiction, adventure fiction, post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction, and high fantasy.

I am currently working on any number of writing projects, at any given time. One thing I have realized, through all the years I’ve been putting pencil to paper, is that there is no expiration date on creativity. Ideas endure. So do dreams. Turning them into reality on book pages is the good fight.

When I’m taking a rare break from putting words on a page, you can find me bouncing between adventures in Minnesota and Arizona with my trusty hound dog in tow, or working on the plans for my own eco-friendly tiny house. But back to the writing…

Exciting up-and-coming projects:

  •  The Stormriders Trilogy. (Young Adult, speculative / dystopian / adventure fiction. Coming in 2018.) Post-apocalyptic pirate adventures? Yes please! What began as a standalone YA speculative fiction novel has since arched into a 3-book saga! For more information about the world of Stormriders … and to read the the first four chapters of Book One! … click here. For exciting updates or to support these novels-in-progress, head over to my Patreon page.
  • A novel-in-progress called “The Bearers.” (Speculative fiction / parallel worlds science fiction. Coming in 2019.) I began plotting and writing the story for National Novel Writing Month in November 2015, and fell in love with everything about it! 
  • A personal travel memoir of a 2010 trip to Tanzania. (Travel Memoir. Coming in 2017.) What started as a journal during my month in Moshi, Kilimanjaro has since morphed into a commentary on the phenomenon known as “voluntourism,” exploring themes of home and community and how travel shapes the way we define those things. I’m hoping to publish sometime late this year; it has been an intense labor of love and I am beyond excited to share it with you.

Off the Page (a story in poems) To kick off this whole indie publishing experiment, I published a small first run of my poetry chapbook, “off the page.” There are a couple of ways you can get it:


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