I'm JJ and I started writing for Casa de Jules in 2007, took a break when our family moved from Northern California to Dallas for ministry, and then moved right back to the Bay Area...in a span of 2 years. It was a huge turning point in our family's life and a wild adventure at that.

I am married to Scott, my dearest friend in all the world, and we have two lovely adult daughters, Nene and Mayitas (nicknames). Scott is a youth minister for Young Life Ministries and I work part time at a local church while running an interior design business with my sweet friend, Linda.

I love lively dinner parties, frequenting bookstores, and sending comforting notes to people I know.

Thanks for stopping by.