20 years ago, Jerica marched into the publisher’s office of a small press and begged for a spot at a desk. She said she’d work for free, just to be around words and their wordsmiths. Jerica was shocked when the publisher was willing to pay – as trading words for money had been a dream of hers since childhood. Jerica is a freelance writer and content marketer. Nowadays she can usually be found telling stories for ThurstonTalk and OLY ARTS. She also runs a one-woman marketing firm assisting small businesses in sharing their stories with the world.