Kind of feels redundant to have an "About Me" page on a blog that's, uh, all about me. But anyway, if you're new here, then I can get you caught up.
Does she have a "real" job?
Are you kidding? Working on the same paragraph for a few days in a row, or spending a year writing a manuscript that has to be utterly discarded; trying to bring people to life using twenty-six letters in different combinations, imagining places that haven't been imagined yet...
That's a real job, sweetie. All writers--even if they aren't published yet--are doing real work.
Oh, but she does sell cute knitted things with the brilliant Kristen: their shop is Squirrel & Serif on Etsy.
What's The Ampersand Café?
Jenn was an English major, and she took a bunch of writing classes with really smart professors.
But she never had a class called "Oh my gosh, I'm writing a novel, and I don't think I'm psychologically fit enough to do this. I might go insane, or I might never finish, or possibly both."
Maybe it was offered after she graduated, who knows. But once she got to work, she realized she needed that class. The Ampersand Café is a blog where she tries to puzzle out how she writes a novel. Or three.
Girl & Book. The & is what makes it all complicated. And wonderful.
Without the &, there's no story. And no blog.