Typewriter Blog Entry #2

The first typewriter blog entry was at my old URL, but here’s a second one. I realized I forgot to reference the fact that there were also letters from my grandfather to my grandmother in another set, that I hope to also share with the world, but below I mentioned my grandfather out of the blue, which may be confusing because I had been talking about my great grandfather. Whose letters you can read at my blog, First Person History.

Anyway. Here you go. Oh, and links to my books: Geek Mom, The Isle of Kern.



New Book: The Isle of Kern

Cover image: Jenny Bristol

Cover image: Jenny Bristol

I’ve written a new book! Or rather, I finally got it out there in the world. I’m still figuring out the ins and outs of Amazon, so, while the print version is available now, the Kindle version will arrive soon. Check out my Facebook page for the latest news.

The Isle of Kern is a fictional guidebook about a British island off the southwest coast of England. It contains plenty of literary elements, with excerpts of a fictional fiction book inside as well. I wrote the whole thing for fun and for myself, so I didn’t even attempt to go through a traditional publisher.

You can also see all of my books (at present there are two, but hopefully more by the end of the year) on my Amazon author page.

Hope you enjoy it!

New Project! First Person History

Photo: Jenny Bristol

Photo: Jenny Bristol

I’ve begun a new project called First Person History. I’m extremely excited about this one, because it’s all about history. Duh. But I’m seeding its beginnings with copious letters written by my family members. From 70 years ago and longer. My great grandfather to start, and my grandfather after that. These are people that I didn’t know in person (or didn’t know well, in the case of my grandfather—he died when I was 11), and am getting to know in a very intimate way through their letters.

FPH icon colorAll of the letters are written to my grandmother, who kept everything. Everything from important photos and memorabilia to junk mail and expired groceries. She was a dear woman, but she was a bit quirky, to say the least.

Anyway, check out my new project and stay tuned. Regular posts there commencing soon!

My New Home on the Internet

I have a long history of beginning blogs and never going anywhere with them. I have an extensive list of WordPress blogs, Tumblr accounts, Blogspot blogs, and more. But several years ago, I made a blog (complete with custom URL!) and stuck with it. It was great. It was my home on the internet, for all things Jenny. (Here it is for reference.)

Many things happened to keep me from updating that blog too often, and then I changed my name and no longer felt at home. So! I’ve made a new site with my new name. The old website will stick around for a while, but if you’re interested in the domain name, let me know. I’m totally up for selling it.

I do have a lot of great content over there, though, so I’ll be moving some of it over here gradually, once I can figure it out. But in the meantime, I have big plans for interesting content here. Check out all of my projects on the right, which will be gradually appearing as I flesh out the site.

And then when The Grid actually gets up and running, I’ll likely do it all over again.