Pronounced, Kierstan Jown, since very young I have always scribbled ideas down and wanted to be a writer.
When I read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, I knew what I wanted to do.
Life happened and after being diagnosed, then learning to navigate with a “disability,” writing became a hobby. I was offered opportunities at work to publish poetry and articles in college publications. For two years, I wrote non-fiction articles for several online magazines. Here, I was given praise and could claim the credit “published writer.” Yet, I yearned to write fantasy fiction, primarily for children.
Now, as a writer making "KJoan Kreationz", I strive to end the use of the word disabled. Rather, writing characters with a "challenge" to elevate anyone who has ever felt marginalized. We all are pieces of the same puzzle. As my own “challenge” got harder to hide, I wrote more.
Always a turtle in the life race of hares, always having my left foot in my right shoe, I follow my own rhythm. I started a blog "Squiggly Songs" in reference to feeling like a squiggly line in a world of straight lines. We all have something to manage, so let’s sing our Squiggly Songs!
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