all about me I'm Jen. I'm a 39 year old stay-at-home-mom to five. Yes, you heard right--five kids between five and fifteen. I was born and raised in Chicago but now live in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. I met my husband while working at Walmart after I quit college in April/May 1999, got engaged on June 5, 1999 and were married January 7, 2000. We never dated. We went from friends to engaged to married in a span of 8 1/2 months. We're kind of crazy. Literally... I'm crazy. I have bipolar which is just tons of fun.
what I like I like a lot of creative things: writing, photography, graphic design, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking. I'm working on a young adult novel that I started during NaNoWriMo in 2015. I design book covers and make icons. I also play the violin. Or, more precisely, I pretend I play the violin--a skill I learned in high school and have since forgotten.
my writing I started writing when I was a kid. My mom used to tell me that I was always making up stories and as soon as I could write I'd jot them down in my mixed-up, crooked kid writing. I, personally, remember writing my first story at around seven: The Little Ant. The manuscript and the illustrated book I made have both been lost over the years, but I remember the basic storyline (a selfish ant steals a pie and blames his friend). I really didn't do much writing (despite creative writing classes in college even) until 2005 when I discovered fanfic. Since then I've written hundreds of stories. I've also written four novels, although three of them have been hidden away in the metaphorical desk drawer until a later date. My most recent one is still being worked on. I credit NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for my novels.
my fandoms There are so many shows that I like and I'm primarily a "shipper". Even before I knew what that was I picked couples from my favorite shows to fall in love with. Fandoms I write/wrote for:
That 70s Show--Jackie/Hyde
Stargate SG-1--Sam/Jack, Daniel/Vala
Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries--Clare/Russ, Hadly/Flynn