About Jenna

Jenna AveryI am a writer: a screenwriter, short story writer, online article publisher, and program creator.

I write science fiction and fantasy screenplays and stories.

I also write a lot about the process of writing, claiming your true calling as a writer and as a creative, and making your biggest dreams real.

In addition to my own writing, I use my intuition, empathy, and practicality to help leading, visionary writers step fully into their creative ideas, dreams, and abilities. 

My Path to Writing

As a child, I constantly sought ways to venture into the hidden and the unknown, devouring science fiction and fantasy novels and diving into complex games of make-believe with my friends.

I always wanted to be a writer, but I took some detours along the way through urban design and life coaching for high sensitivity. My parents persuaded me as a youngster that writing wouldn't exactly be the meal ticket I was hoping for, so I tried some other things first.

It didn't exactly work out that well, because there was always this persistent nagging voice saying, "Write! Write!"

Eventually the passion won out.

Now I've claimed once and for all that writing is truly my "Big Thing" and I'm on a journey to make that big dream more of a reality for myself. I've been writing consistently for the last 10 to 12 years through my business and prior work, but never quite had the courage to jump into writing what I love: sci-fi and fantasy.

The wait is over!

I live in Berkeley, California, with my sons, Everett and Colton, and my husband, Jim, where I'm hard at work on my current sci-fi screenplay, mentoring writers to stay accountable to their work, and generally keeping out of trouble.

I'm living my vision to have a predominantly schedule-free life (save for my few special clients) with plenty of time for writing, creating, and family.