“… But all the magic I have known
I’ve had to make myself.”

Shel Silverstein, “Magic”

Hi, I’m Jen: a writer, artist, teacher, & consulting creative.

It may sound like a cliché, but I have always considered myself a creative person.

I spent my childhood as an “indoor kid” drawing pictures and telling stories. As a young adult, I honed my creative writing skills in workshops on craft: novels, short stories, and screenplays.

Later, I earned a master’s degree in creative writing and taught English composition for a few years. Then I switched gears to work in content marketing: at agencies, on in-house teams, and running my own business as a freelancer.

In my spare time, I’m a fiction writer, tarot card reader, artist, and amateur photographer. (Yes, all the photos on the site are mine!) And I have perpetual desire for self improvement, so I’m always on the lookout to learn something new.

When I’m not writing, you can find me on some kind of adventure with my husband Joe. We live in Rochester, NY, with our grumpy-old-man cat Charlie as well as a bunch of plants, tarot card decks, and rainbow sun catchers.

Want to know more? See my creative work and content portfolio as well as my latest project, a digital magazine called The Muse Manifesto.

What is a “consulting creative”?

Sherlock Holmes called himself a consulting detective; he saw the world in a different way to solve the unsolvable. I call myself a consulting creative because I’m here to help you look at your creativity in a brand new way.

Creativity is for everyone. Yes, that means you! Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take a special type of person to make things. We all have that “magic” inside of us.

Looking to grow your creative practice? Learn more about my consultation services and contact me if you have any questions.