I live in Norfolk, Nebraska. I describe myself as an anxious alcoholic bipolar gender fluid queer poet and artist with C-PTSD, sensory sensitivity and borderline lupus who likes critters, plants, and soil. I am a twin and a mama. Former Nebraska Poet Laureate William Kloefkorn was one of my mentors. I have two degrees in soil science. I have tried my hand at pizza maker, telephone operator, soil science technician, homeless shelter overnighter, ruminant nutrition researcher, water quality advocate, statewide art coordinator, town development assistant, composting supporter, 911 operator, and agronomist. I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. I have been published in AKA’s Advocate, Fine Lines, Plainsongs, The Awakenings Review, and the Nebraska Writer’s Guild. I sell my sketches at the Ravenwood Art Gallery. For more, read https://medium.com/@jpaschold or https://jpaschold.blogspot.com/ .