You have a story to tell.
But you don’t know what it is. Or you don’t know how to tell it.
That’s what I’m here for.
I’m Jenna, and I’m a writer.
There’s few things I love as much as the written word. I love to read it, and I love to write it.
I always have.
I was two-years old when I wrote my first “book”. I patiently dictated it to my mom, who wrote it down in her perfect, mom-esque cursive on blank sheets of white paper. Together, we picked out pictures from her magazines to illustrate my tome. And when we finished, she hole-punched and tied the pages together with yarn.
So, you see, I’ve always been a writer. (And I’ve always had the most incredible mother.)
By elementary school, I could actually hold a pen and write for myself. (I learned so much in those early years!). My third-grade teacher, Mrs. Wolfer, further encouraged and supported my creative ability. If I turned in my work early, she’d let me use one of the two class computers until our lunch break, letting me dream and write whatever I wanted.
My mom and Mrs. Wolfer weren’t the only women to encourage me, though. There was my maternal grandma, who helped raise me and praised my scribbled stories. And Sarah Hepola, the memoirist and (now former) editor at Salon, who published my first personal essay.
I have always been encouraged by the women who saw the magic in my words; who understood the power of story. They believed that anything I wrote was worth sharing with the world if it meant I could support or connect with someone else.
Over the past several years, it’s been my greatest honor to help other people tell their stories, too. Because whether or not you’re a writer (or you consider yourself one), you have an important story to tell.
I write for other people and I write for myself. (And I love doing both pretty equally.)
I’m a self-proclaimed “soulful” storyteller. I don’t like basic marketing jargon, but I love personal and professional tales with heart and truth. I love stories and feelings, and I’m crazy about the connection that comes from reading both.
Much like my mom supported me in my own storytelling efforts thirty-some years ago, my calling is to support you. To help you tell your story.
(No three-hole punch or yarn required—unless, of course, that’s your style.)
I have worked with hundreds of women (and a few men!), digging through the details of their lives to curate the story behind their work and their purpose in the world. I have written the words that speak to who they serve and tell them why, bringing in the perfect clients or readers, deeper connections, and quite a few sales in the process.
You tell me everything—your ideas, your stories, your people. And I write it down and help you share it with the world.
So, what’s yours? Your story, that is. I want to hear it!
And, if you’d like, I’d love to help you share it. I hope you’ll visit my “Work With Me” page to find out how.
Nice to meet you, friend. I’m so glad you’re here.