I love stories.
I love listening to them, I love reading them and I love seeing them told.
I’ve been a compulsive storyteller since I learned how to talk and I’ve spent most of the time since learning how to tell them in new and interesting ways. Sometimes I think I nailed the delivery when I was 5 and have been going downhill ever since.
I can’t spell guarantee without spellcheck no matter how hard I try. I watch Jeopardy! with the dedication of a retiree. I trained my dog to high five. I owe my parents an apology for being such a dick about green beans as a child; they’re delicious.
If I have the money, I do by best to never skimp on headphones, spirits or anything between me and the ground. If you have an extra ticket to a concert, I’m your guy.
PLACES I'M PUBLISHED
After growing up outside of Chicago, I spent four years in Columbia, Mo. for school. I moved back to Elgin, Il. after graduation and started Bocajump, before returning to Columbia in 2010 to join Newsy. In 2012, I moved to St. Louis and I've been here ever since. I've loved the city since the day I moved in.
I've spent the last six years trying to help people from other places understand St. Louis; the good, the bad, and the things yet to come.
St. Louis, Mo. 63112
E: jjbailey12 (at) gmail.com