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They/he. Writer of fiction, screenplays, plays, reviews, essays, and poetry. Chicago. https://linktr.ee/jshetina

A woman recounts the history of her relationship with her fiancé as he divulges a terrible secret.


On my mother’s obsession with cooking out

The author and their mother.


The rise of the singer-songwriter; the fall of the pop song interpreter

Linda Ronstadt


on media discourse, personal taste, and defensiveness.

A Question of Taste


The body of a book.

Jane Addams Book Shop in Champaign, Illinois


“I couldn’t help but wonder…”


Mom, why is Dad singing queer longing songs?


A book proposal

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