Welcome to the website of British speculative fiction writer Jennifer K. Oliver. On the navigation bar above you'll find links to various writing and reading resources, as well as info about my own stories that have been published.
The link to my blog takes you to my LiveJournal, where I post regularly about writing, editing, story submissions, story rejections (there is a lot of rejection in this business), books, TV, gaming, with a smattering of web design and everyday life thrown into the mix. There's also now a mirror on Dreamwidth, if you prefer to read over there.
I've always written short fiction, some of which you can find on the Fiction page right here, but recently I've been working on a couple of steampunky novels, too. My main interest is speculative fiction: fantasy, horror, sci-fi and everything in between.
Books are wondrous things. I love action and adventure, evocative writing and fresh spins on old ideas. I'll give almost anything a try, and I keep a bookshelf at Goodreads so I don't lose track of what I've read.
My (small) web design business can be found here: J. Oliver Designs. I'm particularly interested in designing for fellow authors and creative types, so drop me an email if you're interested in working together.
- Dec 2012 - New micro-fiction published at Nanoism: "The Clockmaker's Heart." Bittersweet and slightly steampunk.
- Dec 2012 - New micro-fiction published at 50-Word Stories: "The Thinning." Contemporary supernatural, 50 words.
- Nov 2012 - Posted a flash fiction piece to my blog: The Panorama. Steampunk, 660 words.
- Nov 2012 - New website layout. Please bear with it while I work out the kinks. If any pages look seriously broken to you, I would appreciate an email about it.
- April 2012 - Article: Dadaism, Kick-Starting Creativity by Freeing Your Mind, at Paperblanks Blog.
- Feb 2012 - Artist Interview: Fiction Writer Jennifer K. Oliver. In which I talk about creativity, inspiration, and Paperblanks notebooks.
- Feb 2012 - My story "Death Car Alley" went live at Jersey Devil Press. Speculative, dark fantasy, in 3,900 words. You can read it online for free at JDP magazine.