J.D. blogs about unconventional motherhood and longterm marriage
to an unconventional man at StraightNoChaserMom.com
Jennifer D. Munro was a Top Ten Finalist in the Erma Bombeck Humor Writing Contest. She is a freelance editor and writing coach. Her essays and stories have been published in 70 publications, including Salon; Brain, Child; Best American Erotica; Literary Mama; and Seal press anthologies like The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty and Body Image. Whether fiction or nonfiction, J.D. offers a candid, often humorous exploration of sex and the sexes, with a quirky take on women’s issues such as body image, infertility, gender roles, motherhood, and marriage.
J.D.’s offbeat, literary fiction about sex is collected in The Erotica Writer’s Husband & Other Stories. Her collection of darkly fantastic fiction, The Strangler Fig: Stories, reimagines classics such as Dorian Gray, Helen of Troy, and The Yellow Wallpaper. She publishes m/m romance under a pseudonym.
Her writing projects have been supported by various Washington and Oregon State organizations.
She navigated from the back seat of a motorcycle on a 10,000-mile cross-country road trip, and she also navigated the foster care system as she became the twelfth mother but first “forever mom” to a challenging six-year-old boy. She brings her characteristic humor and irreverence to this new role and to her writing about her unconventional family.
J.D. grew up in Hawaii as a fourth-generation islander but now lives in Seattle. Although her grandfather slept through the bombing of Pearl Harbor not far from his bedroom window, she’s an insomniac who writes when she can’t sleep.
From their Honolulu rooftop, her newlywed parents admired a spectacular false sunset produced by a nuclear bomb test. A microscopic egg that became J.D. bathed in this toxic glow, which might account for her unique perception of the world.
Contact J.D. by emailing her at:
GinProductions at hotmail.com (replace at with @).