About Me

“When people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.”

– Ursula K. Le Guin

JK book 2I “published” my first story in a library essay contest at age six and never looked back, but it took almost a quarter-century more to go from writer to author. Now I’m finally living that ambition as a proud independent author.

Why indie? Because it gives me creative freedom to explore whatever genres, formats, or ideas strike me. It also affords the flexibility I need to pursue my full-time career outside of writing (although I still harbor that universal authors’ dream of liberating myself with a bestseller someday).

My fiction philosophy is write a good story, and I take that same approach to life–reality doesn’t allow revisions, so the first draft had better be good! So I run too many miles and eat too much chocolate. I stare at the stars and dance at my desk. I travel every chance I get. I sing in the shower, yell at my baseball team, and still buy paper books (a habit my Kindle-exclusive husband tolerates with extraordinarily patience).

For more about my books and the writer’s life, check out some of my interviews:


2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Richard Friedman says:

    Just downloaded a copy of Blue Karma, I saw Danny Bloom wrote a nice review. He wrote a great article about me in a San Diego newspaper. I wrote a cli-fi novel “Escape to Canamith” two years ago and I’m currently shopping my second book for an agent. Good luck with your book, and I’ll be sure to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. I also started following you on twitter.


    • j.k.ullrich says:

      Glad to hear from you, Richard! I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my book. I’ll be sure to check out “Escape to Canamith” as well; I’m always eager to read other cli-fi visions.


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