Jay Kirkpatrick has been writing since she could first hold a pencil. When her epic six-line poem The Fox Running was read by the teacher to the entire first-grade class, she knew this is one thing she’d always do.
Years before she ever heard of fanfic, she was writing stories about The Monkees, Garrison’s Gorillas, and Lancer. In her early years of fandom (Anyone remember fiction round robins by snail mail?) she wrote Darkover stories, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Star Wars, and more, along with nonfanfiction.
While working as a journalist and teacher, her biggest playgrounds were in AOL Live Roleplay chat rooms (years ago), in Lord of the Rings fandoms, and finally writing her own original fiction again.
Now, after a long and nonending battle with manic depression, Jay spends her days at home with her wonderful partner of twenty-six years and their twenty-four-year-old daughter… and also the world’s best mongrel dog and two lazy and evil cats.