My name is Jennifer, and I am a writer, assistant professor, and OER librarian from New Mexico. I write and publish creative and scholarly work. At my day job, I advocate for Open Educational Resources.
My memoir essays have appeared in journals including Creative Nonfiction, Ascent (this essay was nominated for a Pushcart Prize), and a story I worked on appeared on NPR’s This American Life. I am working on my first book, a memoir. I also write poems, one of which was also nominated for a Pushcart. I also like to write about writing. I ruminate like that…
Down below, you can check out my blog where I talk about my writing and publishing process. I work at the University of New Mexico, and I am an alum of the UNM’s Creative Writing MFA program.
I have been writing for nearly as long as I have been reading. Y también, estoy pura Nueva Mexicana.
Latest blog posts
#AuthorToolboxBlogHop — Not for Chickens: Developing a Social Media Persona
Thus far in my writing career, I have gathered lots of wisdom. For example, a writer is a person who writes. You’re welcome. That pearl was free. Here’s another: a … Continue reading #AuthorToolboxBlogHop — Not for Chickens: Developing a Social Media Persona Read more
#AuthorToolboxBlogHop — You Talkin’ to Me? The Challenges of Dialogue and Memory
Memoir dialogue, to me, is three sins in one: The writer not only lies about what is said but also provides the exact words for that lie and then writes … Continue reading #AuthorToolboxBlogHop — You Talkin’ to Me? The Challenges of Dialogue and Memory Read more
Becoming a Credible Memoirist—Oxymoron? I Think Not.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. —Pablo Picasso The above image Still Life with Compote and Glass, a painting … Continue reading Becoming a Credible Memoirist—Oxymoron? I Think Not. Read more
The Madness of Book Marketing
Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog: By Sarah Fawn Montgomery Writers have peculiar behaviors, one of which is sitting alone day after day, month after month laboring over a… Read more
A Girl Like I Was
Sometimes at night, I look through the trees in my backyard, catch a slip of moon through a cloudy sky, and feel as lonely as I did when I was … Continue reading A Girl Like I Was Read more
A Good Day to Weep
I went through this period of time in my life, a little more than a year ago, where I would listen to ebooks on my headphones and cry while cleaning … Continue reading A Good Day to Weep Read more