Hi! For my primary account with Bitch, please see http://bitchmagazine.org/profile/deb-jannerson.
I'm a fitful novelist, former Nawlinsian, lady-lovin' Leo and all-around badass muppet. I'm a twentysomething feminist bookworm interested in creative writing, queer rights, literary analysis, disability issues, teen issues, theater, film, sex education and so much more.
I recently finished the rough draft of my second book and am working on getting my first published. I also have a blog series called Under the Mattress: Teens and Taboos in Contemporary Literature. Read my first entry (about the "big V," gasp!) at http://neccogelfling.livejournal.com/37370.html .
Jenny Owen Youngs, Best Coast, Care Bears on Fire, Liz Phair (as a constant.) I also have a minor obsession with uber-trashy Europop.
Veronica Mars (another constant,) Party Down, Community, Glee
I consistently read a lot. My favorite authors are Douglas Coupland, Jaclyn Moriarty, Jessica Valenti, Jennifer Baumgardner, Augusten Burroughs, Lisa Tucker, Dorothy Allison, Christopher Moore, Julie Anne Peters, Lori Aurelia Williams, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Ariel Schrag, Woody Allen, Marc Acito, Curtis Sittenfeld, Tom Perrotta, Megan McCafferty, Judy Blume, Thea Hillman, Steve Martin, Sasha Cagen, Jaclyn Friedman, Eve Ensler, Wendy McClure, Jennifer McMahon, Bennett Madison, Mark Haddon, Kate Bornstein, Rachel Shukert, Colin McAdam, Pablo Neruda, Ann Brashares, Cristina Henriquez, Frank Portman, Jeff Lindsay and Heather Corinna.