Photo by Don Kittle http://www.kittle.ca

I’m an English lawyer, moved to Canada and gone straight – I’ve worked as a waitress, been Parent Council Mom, and now I’m working in the charity sector as Executive Director at Success Accelerator. If I have any, I spend my “spare time” to writing, editing and writing about fiction.

While this blog used to be busier, I currently post once a week: a100 word story inspired by a photo from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers. Those stories have a range of themes and I really enjoy writing something different each week. The challenge of making it exactly 100 words is all part of the fun!

I love to read your comments and I really appreciate constructive criticism; it helps to develop my skills as a writer, so if you see something you don’t like, please don’t be shy about piping up.  And if you enjoy my posts, please do subscribe to the “follow” feed either by email or through your own wordpress or RSS account.

I look forward to writing with you!

23 responses to “About

  1. Congratulations on your promotion from lawyer to waitress — good move! Possibly the move to Canada as well. I moved from the States to Britain, which most of the time I regard as a step up.

    • Thanks Carlos! Yeah, I’m not sure whether it’s a promotion or not, there are good and bad aspects to both, but the way Europe’s going at the moment, I’m glad to be away from the riots.

  2. Ii’ll give you something to write about. You need to update the first paragraph of this ‘About’, to reflect recent developments.

  3. Not an Award but a compliment. I enjoyed your blog during the year of 2012. Please follow the link to accept the honor. http://wp.me/p28tjX-A3

  4. Good Luck being a ‘Mum’ and a writer. I’m now enjoying the next generation. So far one, but another grandchild on the way 🙂

    Mostly a poet, but I enjoy learning and dabbling in new things. Especially related to writing.

  5. Hey Jennifer. I am going to host a multi-blogger exercise to create a collaborative fiction story starting May 1st. I hope to have twelve writers (eleven plus myself). Would you be interested? You would only be asked to contribute 750 words on your assigned time period (three days to complete).

    Also, I plan to involve some of the FF crew in this story I started last Friday with Sophie Marcus. Are you interested in having your name in the mix?

  6. Wow it was a big brave change!!! Nice to meet you!

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  9. I have to say, I have never seen anyone describe themselves as a “waitress/lawyer”.

  10. Helena Hann-Basquiat

    Jen, I just wanted to give you just a touch more love today! Your story The Drifters was so good, I have just had to stop reading the others for a bit. I was working my way through the stories on the LinkUp, but after I read yours, I had to stop and laugh. “How can I read the rest of these stories now?” I thought. Again, incredibly well done. All the best.

  11. Jen, would you consent to be part of a writer’s blog tour? Here are the details.

    This coming Monday, I answer some question in my post about writing and I also feature three other bloggers, who then do the same thing. Their posts would go up Monday, April 28.

    I wondered if you would be willing to be one of my featured writers. You’re such a good writer and I think it would be interested and helpful to find out how you go about it. The link to yesterday’s post, by the person who invited me, is here: http://thetravelingbookclub.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/the-magic-inside-the-writing-process/. You can see how it works.

    Let me know either way at TeaNatious@gmail.com. If you agree, I would need a short bio and a photo by Friday.



  12. Hi Jennifer,

    I’d like to reach you but didn’t see a Contact page on your blog. Is there some way we can connect? If you prefer, you can use the Contact page on my blog. Thanks! 🙂


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