Monday, March 13, 2017


My favorite bird is the Northern Cardinal. Why? It was my grandma's favorite bird, and every time I see one it just reminds me of her.

She passed away August 2008 while I was in the Missionary Training Center (a place were Mormon missionaries go to learn how to teach and the basics of the language they will spend 1.5-2 years preaching). Yes, I miss her sometimes.

A heavy post but hey, I just got back from an amazing trip to Virginia and I saw a couple of them.

Cheers everyone!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday the First

I've always wanted to do one of these, but I'm gonna start off with an old poem I wrote a long time ago and I'm still quite proud of. Here's to a writing prompt given to me by Jenni Bringhurst, my Elvish Pirate Gypsy Minion Fiend:

Lacking Stairwells
Written January 16, 2008

Writing Prompt:
Dark Stairwells.
No idea.

Head full of Chemistry.
Not so happy.
Dark Stairwell.

No lights.
All being used for Chemistry.
For aromatic compounds.
And ortho-para directing.
And ring activators.

Need light
To form radicals.
Need heat
To form compounds.

No idea.
Still synthesizing
What to do
With this benzene.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Wizard's Seal Part I: Samurai and Seers

In the famous words of someone or other, "Eureka!"

Click on the link below to buy this piece of work that was 10 years in the making in paperback or ebook through Amazon and Kindle.

The Wizard's Seal Part 1

A big shout out to my artist, Mandi Davies, for making this awesome. You can see her other work at Click on her link under "Social Media Hangouts."

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My heart was in the right place

Well, obviously a year and a month ago I made a resolution to blog more...And that didn't quite happen.

But in other news!

I finally self-published my novel, The Wizard's Seal!!!  WAHOOOO!!!

The Wizard's Seal: Samurai and Seers will be available to buy through Amazon and kindle. So you all know, it's the first part. I split it into two books to make it more manageable for you lovely readers out there. *blows kisses and strawberries* I hope everyone enjoys it. I did work very hard on it.

Now the next big thing is tackle Part II in editing (already a nightmare) and start a new book (completely stumped but I'll push through). So in the famous words of a bouncing tiger,


Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello, World! I'm Ba-ack!!

Whew!  It has been may days and years since I last posted a post, made my mark on this blog I created many moons ago.  Well.  Here I am now!  Hopefully I'll be able to better upkeep this blog, unlike last time.  So here it goes!!

My life in a nutshell up until this date:

  • 2015 Europe trip (more fun stuff to come on that)
  • Finished Wizard's Seal and hoping to publish it this month via Create Space
  • Obtained a dragon!!  Still in the process of taming him.  He's been difficult but he does call himself Kuzco and he is king of the world.
  • Hiked the Zion Narrows 10 times!!  Oh yeah!!
  • Hiked Havasupai in 2013
  • Hiked Mystery Canyon on Nov 20, 2015: required crampons and a wetsuit and was SUPER fun even though I was freezing by the last rappel into the Narrows
  • Still working at the aquarium in Utah
  • Favorite TV shows now are: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, and Doctor Who (of course!)
  • Watched The West Wing and loved it!  Now I have a more educated mind for politics.
  • Moved to Salt Lake City.  That's right folks!  I now live in Salt Lake City! 
  • Social Media stuff: New facebook page for my book(s):; instagram: JekkaJones; and twitter: @wizardseal  (hopefully you can find me.....)
So yeah, that's me.  And there's a bunch more that's happened during my lost years on the web, but we'll get around to that when it comes.
But until then, enjoy this gorgeous picture of Bergamo, Italy!