My name is Jenea and I deal in words. When I see something beautiful I want to describe it, with the most lovely, surprising, yet pared-down language possible. And when I read a piece of writing that's full of errors, or that could be made more simple with a few nips and tucks, I long for a red marker. It's the way I see the world, ready with adjectives in my holster like a literary cowgirl. My goal is to use that skill/passion/idiosyncrasy to tell stories, and help others tell theirs.
With a degree in creative writing and history, I have over a decade of experience as a freelance writer in varied styles of writing and editing: fiction, personal essay, film, academic, blog and copy. This wide range of work has kept me versatile, my writing muscles adept. Prior to this, I passed on my knowledge as a literacy program coordinator in inner-city Los Angeles, and I currently help a new generation navigate the wilds of the written word as a creative writing instructor at the Lawrence Arts Center.
I live in Lawrence, KS with my husband, three children, and a dog named Clementine.
Fellowship Recipient, 2022 Tomales Bay Workshop
Finalist, Narrative Spring 2022 Story Contest
Publication in Narrative Magazine, "As Human As It Gets"
Adapted Screenplay Writing
Author/Book Website Creation
“Telling a story is like reaching into a granary full of wheat and drawing out a handful. There is always more to tell than can be told.”
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