Author: jadana

  • A Breath of Spring

    A Breath of Spring

    Spring has just begun to creep out from under the stones where it lay hidden during a bitterly cold St. Louis winter. Nature announces the arrival of spring in St. Louis in spectacular fashion. The trees explode with color, and the hidden potential of daffodils and other bulbs burst from the ground. While most people […]

  • Every Body Can Do Aerials

    Every Body Can Do Aerials

    Have you always secretly wanted to run away and join the circus? As a kid, I always loved playing on the monkey bars, but I was never very strong (fuck you, flexed arm hang). And although I loved watching people perform aerial routines, I never once considered I could do it too. Last year happened […]

  • Our Chief Schemer Has Left Us

    Our Chief Schemer Has Left Us

    Can I tell you a story? About eight years ago I was at a meetup when I stumbled across an amazing business card on the counter at the venue. The card was witty and clever, but it was more than that. I could tell that the person behind the card was creative, bold, an irrepressible […]

  • Whatever Happened To…

    Whatever Happened To…

    Note: I wrote the following story for the Smarter Artist Pity Par-tay Flash Fiction Contest. It’s a silly story involving some of the people from the Smarter Artist Summit (April 26-27, 2017), and involving a mashup of an item chosen from each of two columns. Apologies in advance to everyone whose name appears… of course this is […]

  • A Magical, Musical Cave

    A Magical, Musical Cave

    Caves were meant for music. Last weekend I attended the Fall Equinox Concert at the Cave Without A Name in Boerne, TX. Excitement built from the moment I was greeted with the first breath of cave air.

  • 12 Tips for Becoming a Freelance Writer

    12 Tips for Becoming a Freelance Writer

    Lots of people look for advice about how to become a freelance writer. It’s a great way to get away from cube farms, bureaucracy and crazy bosses (at least most of the time!) Because I was able to turn writing into my full-time profession, I wanted to help out others who want to pursue this career path. So I […]

  • Short story: Solid as a Rock

    Short story: Solid as a Rock

    Looking for a short read? My short story “Solid as a Rock” is available on Amazon now! It’s a lighthearted story of Luke, a homeless veteran, and what happens after his mentor dies unexpectedly. Special note: This is your first introduction to Luke, but it’s not the last you’ll see of him. He’s going to be […]

  • BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    BrainstormATX: The Little Conference that Could

    Austin is the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” However, I’m convinced we have more writers in this city than we have musicians. The problem is, authors aren’t as visible as musicians, and we tend to be more introverted, so people don’t realize how many writers there actually are in Austin. Making matters worse, for a city as […]