J. J. (or just Jen) Ulm lives in the Fifth By Northwest neighborhood of Columbus with three ferrets and her long-suffering best friend-slash-roommate. She grew up first in rural Alabama, then in the Washington D.C. suburbs, but as a Columbus resident since 2002 she considers Ohio her true home. She worked at Half Price Books and then Nationwide before recently deciding to get serious about writing, and she writes fiction in addition to her articles for the Free Press. Her obsessions include Transformers, writing implements, and long-out-of-print sci-fi and fantasy authors.

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Star Wars character John Boyega in space suit
23 December 2015

A note on those notorious spoilers: I'll be talking about plot elements of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this review, some of which might not have been...

Looks like a big gear
09 December 2015

It’s been a busy month for me, saving the Commonwealth. Preston Garvey has...

Arcade sign
28 October 2015

Like Transformers, skinny jeans and Donald Trump, something else that was...

Cartoon Crossroads poster
29 September 2015

It’s no secret to anyone who lives here — especially those who have ever wandered into Kafé Kerouac or the Laughing Ogre and seen the shelves of local indie...

Picture of Hugo Award
05 September 2015

Whenever there is significant social progress, there is a backlash, and recent movements like Gamergate (covered by the Southern Poverty Law...

Photo of a movie theater
06 August 2015

With the coming of August, we near the end of Summer Movie Season 2015. We’ve fought Ultron with the Avengers, followed Mad Max and Imperator...

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