“I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone. I find spending an hour or two every day running alone, not speaking to anyone, as well as four or five hours alone at my desk, to be neither difficult nor boring. I’ve had this tendency ever since I was young, when, given a choice, I much preferred reading books on my own or concentrating on listening to music over being with someone else. I could always think of things to do by myself.”

― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Going to try my best to stay offline for the next few weeks as I make a final push on the last section of my new novel, which is due in to my editor at the end of next month. Much rejoicing to follow (by me at least). Stay tuned!


I have some new short fiction in this summer’s Columbia Magazine.Love the job they did here with the layout and the photos!

Madame Bovary C’est Moi

I had such a great time at this weekend’s Writer’s Digest Conference. So inspiring to meet so many writers who are working so hard to be a part of this thing… from those pitching their first agents to my fellow panelists who are all working hard on the next big thing.

And now I’ve been inked in pink by Last Night’s Reading! Cheers!


Kristopher Jansma at the 2014 Writer’s Digest Conference, 8/2/14