Hey there! My name is Jenna Rideout and I’m the freelance editor & illustrator behind this website. I’m Canadian, born and raised in the lower mainland area of British Columbia and currently residing in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland. I live with my husband, daughter, and our beloved feline overlords.
I studied history with a minor in psychology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, then decided to do the undergrad experience all over again in a STEM field at Memorial University of Newfoundland. What started as a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering morphed into a Bachelor of Computer Science. Despite all of that, my heart lies in more creative endeavours, and I’m trying to make my way in the world with writerly and artistic work.
I’m an avid reader and aspiring author with a deep love for the Science Fiction & Fantasy umbrella of genres, though I also love historical and contemporary fiction, and I’ll give just about anything a chance if it features magical realism or has strong LGBTQIA+ themes and isn’t erotic romance.
I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and my pronouns are she/they (mix and match!) For the purpose of considering me as an #OwnVoices reader, reviewer, editor, or author, my labels are panromantic demisexual (generalize as bisexual) and demigirl non-binary.
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