About JP+C

Jet Planes and Coffee brings you the stories of people around the world, stories told over a simple cup of coffee. Some are true. Some are fiction. All are meant to touch the universal traits we share.

We have a talented group of writers who contribute regularly to our literary menagerie. You can follow them by name using the Contributors menu above. You can also sample a little bit of everything by clicking on Categories and choosing something that catches your fancy from the list.

If you’re a writer interested in joining our merry band of contributors, visit the Submissions page for guidelines.



IMG_4935Sherry Dryja is the editor and a senior contributor for this blog, Jet Planes and CoffeeShe is a life-long seeker and experimenter, a bit of a nomad, and a taster of life. She also writes the cooking blog, Kitchen Dilettante, has contributed articles and recipes to the magazine and website of Beer Connoisseur. When she is not creating works online, she is a patent illustrator.

Karen Brode is a senior contributor Jet Planes and Coffee. She grew up in Denison, Texas and graduated from Denison High School in 1972.  She took courses at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and worked in a church office for 25 years.  She and her husband, Gary, have been married 39 years and they have one son, Brandon. Karen’s hobbies are writing, sewing, and gardening.

Eliot Gregory is a contributor to Jet Planes and Coffee. For him, writing is an exploration in human emotion and action. He has been writing for his own enrichment for more than 20 years. Thankfully, upon gentle encouragement from others, he decided to share some of his favorites with us.

Luis Martin is a contributor to Jet Planes and Coffee. He says he incorporates true stories from his life into his fiction so, “to protect the innocent,” he has dropped his last name.

Grace Washington is a contributor to Jet Planes and Coffee. Like many of our writers, she is from Texas with roots all around the South. Her stories often uncover the realities and courage of those who fight for justice. 

22 thoughts on “About JP+C

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog too! I can’t wait to see what other beautiful images and stories you uncover to share. My mouth is still watering from the images in your last post about Mayrig’s restaurant..

    1. Thank you, Anne! I am thoroughly enjoying your creative adventures as well. Each one opens my mind to that beautiful place in my imagination where anything is possible.

    1. Thank you! It is a blessing to find kindred spirits. Your spirit is inspiring me in ways I hope to articulate better in future days. I cannot wait to hear more of your adventures! Your travels will be included in the links on my site as well. 🙂

      With peace and joy,

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you enjoyed that post. Stay tuned for more to come along those lines in my “Walking America” series. I’m working on it as we speak. Best wishes!

      1. Euan Slater says:

        Hiya, did you get a chance to look at it? What did you think? Im new to this so kinda feeling it out!


  1. Dear Jet Planes and Coffee,

    I loved your post “Walking Suburbia like an Urban Jungle” because it spoke to a problem that the majority of Americans face. At first glance, our communities do not seem to be walk and bike friendly. But your commitment to an active lifestyle is inspiring!

    I’m writing on behalf of the KEEN Recess Team, because we’re motivated by people like you who choose an active lifestyle. On our recess page [recess.keenfootwear.com] you can add your favorite destinations and photos to the map. We’d love to know where you explore. Thanks for your input and expertise!

    KEEN Recess Team

    1. Thank you KEEN Recess Team! I will go check out your website and post some fun places I’ve been to and walked. My KEEN hiking shoes are so rugged, by the way. I’ll have to check out your walking shoes too. Please be sure and take a look at my other articles about Walking America. My husband and I are committed walkers and we travel all over. I’m writing a whole series about what it’s like to walk around North America and have already covered places like Minnesota, Texas, and Toronto. More articles are upcoming!

      Finally, I also wrote an article about finding urban walking shoes. My next article, actually, will be the results of my search. I would love to include KEEN in my next article! Hope you return to my blog with comments and ideas!


    1. Hello, KEEN Recess Team!

      Would love to hear from you about a collaboration. I think we could make a great team.

      Just bought a pair each of your Paradise and Prescott ballerina flats! I think they’re going to be perfect for my upcoming trip to Washington, DC, as well as my regular walks through the suburban jungle outside of Phoenix. Thank you for the recommendations!

      Best regards,

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