About Jess Wierzbinski

Who am I?

Great question! Who ever knows?

What I can tell you is that I used to write a lot of academic stuff–close readings of Toni Morrison or William Faulkner novels, for instance. But shortly after earning my Masters Degree, I realized that I really have no interest in writing for academics. I wanted to get the hell out of the ivory tower and write for real people. (I guess academics are real, but you know what I mean.)

So I became a journalist for a few years. That was more to my liking, but still not quite “it.”

Discovering creative non-fiction writing has been a homecoming of sorts, a finally coming into my own. Its where factual experience meets reflective analysis, which has been thrilling to me. (I know, geek alert!) I’m not sure where these writing projects will take me, but I’m excited to find out!

Author Jess Wierzbinski