Hi. I’m Jenny.

I am a writer, outdoor guide, public speaker, and professor of creative writing. I freelance for magazines, and I’m writing a book about my solo trek across Finland following the footsteps of a legendary woman beyond the Arctic Circle.

What I really am, in simplest terms, is a person who wants to live her life like she’s alive. I write to try and touch that which is holy, wild, and strange. I write to feel connected to myself, to you, and to this world. To bring us all back to ourselves.

Wild Story brings together glimmers from my 14 years in the field as an outdoor guide and adventure enthusiast, and nearly a decade as a creative writer and writing teacher. Some of the stories you’ll find here are wild in the sense that they revolve around wild places, rivers, mountains, and backcountry (mis)adventures. Some wrestle with the creative process. Some are wildly funny, or just plan weird. Others are quieter; wild in the sense that they’re about radically paying attention, following deep knowing, seeking truer truths, becoming more ourselves – in other words, staking a claim as a wild being in a society that would have us forget that’s who we are. 

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We are constantly made to forget that we are alive. Please don’t forget. But if you do, I am here to remind you. 

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Welcome to Wild Story.

I’m glad to walk with you for a while.

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Writer, outdoor guide, speaker, creative writing teacher. Currently working on a debut book project that traces her solo trek across Finland following the footsteps of a legendary woman beyond the Arctic Circle.