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Dearest blog readers,

I am moving my blog to, and will also be writing fiction under the pen name “Jay Summer” moving forward. If you know me in real life, my preferred nickname is “Jay,” not “Jess,” like some people call me. I’ll be writing more about my name and names in general, but for now, update your bookmarks and please call me “Jay.”

Also, stay tuned. I plan on blogging a lot this summer!




I’m back!

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Hello there, friends, family, fans, frenemies, enemies, and random search traffic weirdos! After months and months of not blogging I am happy to tell you I’m back. I needed a break to move 1,000 miles away, finish the novel I’ve been working on since 2010 (okay, it’s almost finished), lay plans for a new podcast, start some new health/lifestyle habits, and apply to MFA programs. Now that I’ve made progress on all of that, I’m ready to blog again.

I’ve outlined over a dozen posts so far. I’ll probably post 1-3 times a week for now. Topics include reading, writing, dating, health, personal growth, dogs, beauty, life philosophy, and whatever else is currently interesting me. Keep checking back, or better yet, subscribe via email:

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