I love the umbrella of speculative fiction, primarily fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and alternate history. I love how these types of stories speak to our “collective unconscious” (as Jung called it), meaning they speak to the universal truths of what it means to be human.
I have had flash fiction, poetry, and a short story published online and in print, and am actively submitting to journals, e-zines, and anthologies.
My agent and I recently parted ways, so jumping back into the querying trenches is on my radar.
When I’m not writing or reading, I can be found traveling, eating cake, or dancing! My favorite forms are country western and west coast swing. 🙂
I love retellings/reimaginings, wordplay and witticisms, heist stories, slow-burn romances, unique descriptions, characters that kick butt (physically or mentally) . . . I love a lot of things, so this is by no means a complete list!
My favorite authors are Gail Carson Levine, Jane Yolen, Neil Gaiman, J.M. Barrie, and Christopher Healy. To find out more about my reading tastes and/or to compare virtual bookshelves, check out my Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17649169.Jennifer_Bushroe
I’m not a good fit for stories that deal with sibling death.
I also write novels. While historically those have been fantasy projects, last year for NaNoWriMo I tried my hand at a YA historical murder mystery. It’s a hot mess RN, but I enjoyed the experience and want to revise it. It’s possible I’ll work more in that genre too.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!