Welcome to Medieval Jenga, I am your host, Jen.

In case you’re curious, the name of this blog is totally unrelated to the contents that have ended up here, but I’m sticking with it now because I’m stubborn. I’m a historian with a BA in Medieval & Early Modern History, and an MA in Intellectual History & the History of Political Thought. I studied these partly because I am obsessed with history, but also because I tried to find the longest degree titles in the world that would then be impossible to fit into forms.

Currently I work full-time as a librarian and also study for an MA in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University.

I write super queer historical young adult fiction, and as such this website contains book reviews and recommendations of YA (usually LGBTQ+), as well as the occasional post about interesting things I’ve found while researching for stories, and anything else I feel like throwing at it.

If you want to get in touch with me you can find me on Twitter, or send me an email to jen-at-medievaljenga.com