About

Red Circle Ink is Jessa Slade, New York-published since 2009 and self-published author as of 2012. I struggle with my writing (and the awkward switch of third to first person in “About” pages) and am always on the hunt for the magic bullet that will make writing easy. When I find it, my Red Circle Ink clients will be the first to know!

I was born of the union between an engineer and an artist, which means I want to understand why the art (and heart) of a story works. I love to poke, prod, analyze…and then make the words fly!

I have bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Soviet studies, neither of which exist anymore. ¬†Journalism gave me a great base for writing structure, and my Soviet studies taught me never to give my characters names with more than eight syllables. As a decade-long member of Romance Writers of America, I have been a writing contest judge for the Rose City Romance Writers, the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal chapter, and the RITAs. I have also taught writing craft and industry classes for the Emerald City Writers Conference, Savvy Authors, and RT Booklovers Convention. I am passably good at writing-themed Pictionary, although I promise to provide most Red Circle Ink feedback in the form of actual words.

You can learn more about my writing at JessaSlade.com.