Jessica Jo Horowitz


The Starfarer's Wife, poetry, issue 47, June 15, 2019




bio: Born in Korea, Jessica Jo Horowitz now writes speculative poetry and fiction in New England, where she balances her aversion to cold with the inability to live anywhere without snow. Previous works appear in Anathema, Fireside, Flash Fiction Online, and others. She occasionally has feelings and opinions, which can be found on Twitter @transientj.



Get to know Jessica...

When did you start writing?

I started writing poetry and dreaming up stories around age 10. About the middle of high school is when I started taking myself seriously, which may have been my first mistake.


When and what and where did you first get published?

2005, a poem called "Seasons" in ChiZine.


Why do you write?

I have things to say and stories to tell. More recently, I began writing the things I wish I had seen when I was young, with the possibility that there may be someone out there who needs to read them, too.


Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?

It's always been my favourite genre, the one I love to read the most. I love the possibilities, the what-if, the pushing of boundaries. I grew up on D&D and assorted RPGs, which instilled in me a deep love of world building and character creation. Speculative fiction offers me a way to continue exploring and those things to their utmost.


If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

"She did her damnedest with what she had"


Do you blog?  

Mostly publication announcements, but occasionally writing notes and other things at pengolin.wordpress.com









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