Hi. I’m Jean.
I’m a red-headed Okie GenXer who loves 80s music, coffee, tea and dark chocolate, pickles, knitting and crochet and other crafty things, scary movies, many kinds of books, and the collective works of Joss Whedon.
I’m the wife of Matt and “mom” to a chihuahua, a lone cat and a box turtle (I love them, too, in case you were wondering). I write novels (romance and fantasy, mainly), and online content for some big corporate websites, and I critique, edit and format books for other people (if you have a book you’re needing help with feel free to give me a shout).
I’m a lifelong Jesus girl who is in the midst of a spiritual awakening, waking up to who God really is, what He desires from me and who He made me to be. I’ve survived abuse, bullying, miscarriages, infertility and other hardships and tragedies. Through it all God is teaching me how to not simply survive, but to overcome. My heart’s desire is to help others do the same, to be a voice of encouragement, kindness and comfort, to be a light in the darkness, one that leads to healing, restoration and peace.
This blog is largely about that, but it’s also sometimes about coffee and house cleaning and decorating and doing life and stuff that brings me joy.
So pour yourself a cup of your favorite hot or cold beverage, pull up a chair, and join me on this journey.
P.S. – I’m kind of terrible about keeping a regular blog schedule. If you’re on Instagram, that’s where I post my insights and encouragement and what’s going on when I’m too busy (or lazy *cough*) to write a proper blog post, so be sure to follow me on there if you want to keep up. I also have a monthly-ish newsletter where I share stuff that doesn’t quite fit on the blog. It’s a little more intimate, like a letter between friends. I’d sure love to see you there. Click here to sign up.