Jenni Simmons

Jenni Simmons is the editor of the Art House America Blog, assistant editor and staff writer for The Curator, and a freelance writer of eclectic subject matter. She works in an upstairs room of her own while her drummer-husband, Johnny, teaches in their renovated garage studio. They enjoy practicing the art of hospitality in their suburban home, watching films and TV together, and taking long walks around the ‘hood. They attend Church of the Holy Trinity in the historic Woodland Heights of Houston, in close proximity to Antidote Coffee and Kaboom Books, which Jenni tries to incorporate before or after worship every Sunday.

Likewise, Jenni is a bit fanatic about such things as coffee, tea, wine, dark chocolate, Indian food, Leif Enger, Marilynne Robinson, Wendell Berry, Buddy & Julie Miller, Johnny Cash, Radiohead, the Menil, independent films, Caprica, and reading in bed (to name only a few).

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A Writer’s Aubade

I used to claim that I wasn’t a morning person, but now, in my thirties, I’ve figured out I am indeed a morning person—just not a talkative one.

A Suburban Trek of Faith

Today I will undergo laparoscopic surgery. Yes, April Fools’ Day. It gets even better: my surgeon’s name is Dr. Mangal, pronounced “mangle.” I’ve often wondered if God has a sense of humor, and though I haven’t pinpointed that theological premise in the Bible, I now believe He does.

The Bounty of Simplicity

Any time I start grumbling about all that has been swiped from my table, I recall the sweet bruising of these barren years, pushing me to not only be creative in the kitchen, but also in my soul and faithful imagination.

Top ten drinks

Comment asked future author Jenni Simmons to recommend her favourite drinks…