Jennifer D. Munro’s essays and stories have been published in over sixty anthologies and literary journals, including Salon; Brain, Child; Best American Erotica; Zyzzyva; Literary Mama; and 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, and marriage.
FICTION: 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.
NONFICTION: She is putting more thought into her slender book about marriage than she put into getting married in the first place. Her skewed wisdom on nuptials is entitled: I Did: Bunk Advice for Brides from a Good Enough Wife who for all the Wrong Reasons Rushed in to Marriage with Mr. Not Quite Right, who turned out after a Quarter-Century of Wedded Bliss and Blisters to be Mr. Not Half Bad. Due out soon if she doesn’t get divorced first.
She is completing her memoir about her ten-year journey to become a mother and the 10,000-mile motorcycle ride she took that saved her marriage. Recently, she works on recounting her most hazardous trip yet: navigating 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.
Her writing projects have been supported by various Washington and Oregon State arts commissions and fellowships. She is a freelance editor and writing coach.
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.
J.D. blogs about unconventional motherhood and way-too-longterm-marriage at StraightNoChaserMom.com
Contact Jennifer D. Munro at ginproductions at hotmail.com.