About the author

Who?

Let me tell you a story about a girl. It’s a love story.

Girl meets words. Words hate girl. Girl has a personal grudge against the words “restaurant” and “coupon” and possibly the entire French language. 

If you told me as a kid that I would be a writer when I grew up I would have said, “Oh, thank God. Adults keep asking me what I want to be when I grow up, and honestly it’s getting kind of stressful. This will save me so much time so I can get back to stuffing rocks up my nose.” And then I would have said, “no way.”

Like many kids, I loved stories growing up. I loved stories about girls on adventures with their robot friends and cat clans going to war over cat-related bigotry. I would beg my parents to read me just another chapter every night. Afterwards, I’d lie awake creating stories in my head: fixing the ones I didn’t like and making up new ones that I did.

Of course, no worthwhile love story is easy. It was easy to love stories, but writing itself would be a love-hate relationship (mostly hate). I found the alphabet and words themselves were gibberish, neat cryptic shapes that lied to you. Reading was a labyrinthine task—complicated, endless, and, I highly suspected, full of monsters. I was diagnosed with dyslexia at 7 and would spend 2nd grade crying over worksheets and being held inside from recess. I was heartbroken. Words left me to be ridiculed by classmates and punished by teachers.

And yet, I had stories. I begged my mom to buy me a tape recorder that year. I would use it to document all those tales of dragons and princesses and zombies that I so dearly wanted to get out of me and into the world. I would sit in my room and babble away into the speaker, tape after tape.

As I grew, words have come a little more easily, and that hungry need to tell stories has never left. Thank you for visiting my website and engaging with my work, it means the world to me and let’s me continue to fulfill those dreams of a young girl trying to pour herself into coherence. 

Let me tell you story.

What?

I am Jacquelynn (she/her), I write F/F romances, fantasy, science fiction, a bit of poetry, and every intersection in between. I am an avid jogger, comedy-consumer, lover of cats, coffee, and fresh bread.

Originally from Boulder, I have a BA from the University of Colorado in history and political science. After graduating, I spent time teaching in South Korea and freezing in Boston.

My general life goals include laying in more sunbeams and owning a few of those fancy-looking notebooks.