I’m Jane. 👋
My name was supposed to be Portia Alexis, ’cause my dad has always had a thing for cars. 🚘 Feel free to call me either.
Someone once told me I’m like a Sour Patch Kid and that some people find that endearing. If you don’t, well…they did say some people.
To start, I’ve been writing since before I knew the alphabet. My squiggles filled every piece of paper my tiny hands could latch onto. My forte is finding truth in fiction, and I consume a lot of it—in reading, in television, in film. I’ve been working on the same novel for so many years that I talk about the characters like they’re actual people I know. (But then how is this any different from all characters?)
Another childhood passion of mine is the environment. I use reusable bags at stores and love to garden, a hobby my great grandparents instilled in me because they had a garden and needed someone to do the watering during their soaps. I believe that incentivizing recycling systems and making the greener lifestyle more accessible is the key to gathering more people on board the tree hugger train.
Locally grown in Texas, I’m currently holed up in a suburban city about 30 minutes outside Dallas (which I like to avoid unless food or the DWAZoo is involved). No zombies yet, but there is a neighborhood crime watch obsessed with delinquents and a tom cat that used to growl at me through my window at 3am.
Janepedia is a lifestyle blog, on which I use archaic diction and pop culture to share whatever is relevant to me in the moment and what I most feel like sharing. A lot of TMI goes down. I started this endeavor because I loved writing, and it just made sense. I kept going because blogging has changed my life for the better and in ways I never thought possible.
In my free time, you can find me binging fiction, tending my garden, holding baby cousins, and/or gaming. Considering I thought Justin Bieber was a soft butch until the embarrassment was long had, don’t count on me being up-to-date with celebrity gossip. I’m always free to chat Arrowverse, the DreamWorks Dragons franchise, iZombie, The 100, and The L Word reboot.
Only relevant personality test results: Hufflepuff (Hogwarts), Thunderbird (Ilvermony), grass snake (patronus), acacia wood with a unicorn hair core 12¼” and Slightly Yielding flexibility (wand).
P.S. I’m way over 21.
- Here and Gone buddy read (The Last Page)
- Productivity Improvement Techniques that Entrepreneurs Use (Biz Empowered)
- Weekly Blogger Spotlight (The $20 Life Coach)
- 8 Writers Share Their Target Publications (Beyond Your Blog)
- Lily Cup Compact vs Softcup review (INTIMINA Lily Cup Compact Kickstarter campaign)
- 2 minutes and 40 seconds (Hey Georgie)
- True Story: I Have Tourette’s Syndrome (Yes and Yes)
- Story Photo: Nature Art (A Sharing Connection)
Shout-out to my exes, and a big round of applause to…
Georgie Luhur, who made my blog look like a sassy gem. 🔥💎
The cool chicks at OfBlue, who host this soap box of mine and, you know, put up with me. 🏠
Kassy, for illustrating the avatar I use for a favicon. 👩🎨
Charlise Lee, my cousin, for leaving her kids with me even though I’m a bad influence. 🤣
My mother and her husband for giving me a colorful childhood. 🙄
My siblings, for inspiring me to be as embarrassing as possible. 💖