Even though I spent the first nine years of my life without electricity, I have managed to be a huge geek my whole life. Thanks to my grandmother, who let me read from her collection, sent me comic strips from the Sunday Funnies in the mail, and bought me singles everytime we went shopping together, I don’t remember a time I didn’t love comics. I also love Sci-fi movies, fantasy novels, gaming, and cooking. Luckily, I have been able to translate my interests into becoming a real life comic scholar, whose main focus is the modern American superhero. I have written pieces on Swamp Thing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wonder Woman, Bitch Planet, and Orphan Black. I am currently writing a biography of Gardner Fox through Pulp Hero Press while writing reviews for Sirens of Sequencials as well. Finally, I have been lucky enough to pass down these interests as a proud mother of two boys. Want more? You can find me on twitter @JenniferDeRoss.
I was working as a writing instructor at the University of Oregon, but writing the book is my primary focus right now. I simply cannot be a full-time instructor and write a book at the same time. As such, I am now working part-time as a tutor for TRIO and part-time as an Instructional Specialist developing and enacting an early outreach system to help students succeed in community college. If you would like to help support me and the work that I do, feel free to donate to the “keep a roof over my boys’ heads while I write this book” fund at paypal.me/JDeRoss