About me

I’m Jera Brown, and I’m passionate about rich, moving content.

When I graduated from college, I wanted to be a Bohemian and write and sing for a living. I studied and performed opera, jazz, and folk music and wrote for community newspapers in Philadelphia. Eventually, I gave up the Bohemian life to get a dog, buy a house, and establish roots. I worked for the City of Bloomington as a usability specialist, co-founded a nonprofit advocating for local music and, in my free time, became a certified personal trainer and taught aerobics classes. I guess I just like trying new things!

Then, I found my sweet spot. I went back to grad school to study creative writing and started writing full-time. This is where you come in.

As a professional blogger, I get the opportunity to research and write about everything! I want to know all about your business. I want to write for you!

I still do a bit of everything: I’m currently finishing up my MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia College Chicago. I run a personal blog, write literary essays, and I’m working on a memoir. I’m also a successful freelance journalist with work in VICE, BUST, Daily Dot, among others.

I’ve figured out how to do what I love, and I’d love for you to be a part of it. Learn more about my services.

Or are you a freelance writer, as well? Check out my blog!