83166620_1091762981163878_3988940005597773824_oJennifer Jordán Schaller is a writer and teacher from New Mexico. Her memoir essays have appeared in journals including but not limited to Creative NonfictionAscent (this essay was nominated for a Pushcart Prize), and a story she worked on appeared on NPR’s This American LifeShe is working on her first book, a memoir.

Jennifer blogs about her writing process and the elongated, tortoise-like dip she’s taken into publishing her work. Jennifer graduated from the University of New Mexico’s MFA program, and she teaches college English. She has been writing for nearly as long as she has been reading.