Jen Leo


Lets Cheer on the Nano Writers!

It’s National Novel Writing Month, and high time to cheer on the Nanos! For those of you unfamiliar, NanoWrimo.org is a group that is empowering writers to get their novel done. For the full month of November, writers bust their butts to get 50,000 words out. At least. Here is […]


Rome: Little Black Book

Power to the small presses! Tram Eight Press is publishing perfect pocket-sized city guides that get straight to the point, where to eat, drink, and play. They are called the Little Black Book series, and read like one as much as they look like one. I got my hands on […]


Changes to Written Road

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I’m back from Australia. Many thanks for your patience with Written Road. It turns out that our hosts, the BootsnAll Travel Network, needed to change their software from Moveable Type to Word Press. So, that’s why the site looks so […]


The Travel Gear Blog is Alive and Kicking

Mika Lepisto, has revived BootsnAll’s Travel Gear Blog—and it’s jamming. If you remember, our friend Joe Ehrlich started it a few years ago. Mika has given the site a makeover as a part of BnA’s Logue It series, and they’re looking for more writers. As you would expect, the Travel […]


Making the Most of a Press Trip

I’m in Darwin, Australia right now. Australia’s Outbackbrought me over to have a look at their State. I’ll be here for two full weeks, three altogether in Oz. For those of you who are press trip regulars, I’d love to hear about what you do to make good on your […]


Calvin and Hobbes Talk about Writing

This is the first of four panels where Calvin and Hobbes are discussing writing. Click here for the full strip. I found it on a random Google search. Wikipedia has an extensive page on Calvin and Hobbes, in case you wanted to know more about this treasured strip and the […]


Nomad Editorial Services

Having a personal editor is the best thing I’ve done for my writing. Yes, classes, writers groups, and especially my internship and staff time at Travelers’ Tales is what gave me a solid foundation for my writing career. Following my own interests and rolling up the sleeves is what got […]


Submitting Your Writing for Publication

The cool thing about writing is that it doesn’t matter how you look. Anyone having a bad hair day, mismatched socks, or the most unflattering outfit can get into print. But the bad news is that when submitting an article for print, whatever you turn in represents you. And believe […]


Back to Blogging!

Man, I’ve been loving these posts lately. Thanks so much to Kelly and Terah for covering on my hiatus. I’ve been working on More Sand in My Bra with Julia Weiler in Eugene, OR, Portland and Seattle doing events for What Color is Your Jockstrap, and then jetting directly over […]