I’m Jen Thomas, a freelance journalist, blogger, creative and occasional radio guest. I’ve been working as a freelance journalist for music and lifestyle magazines, celebrity websites, local newspapers and more for 15 years. At the age of 13 I taught myself HTML and set up an online music magazine; built via a 10p per minute dial up internet connection, but at least there weren’t any rotating GIFs and sparkles! This was 1999, after all. I soon built up contacts within the music industry and was interviewing and reviewing to build up a portfolio.
I left school at 16 to undertake long term work experience at the Milton Keynes Citizen newspaper, and soon started to write for The Fly, Rock Sound, Big Cheese, AOL, Things & Ink and others. I also co-presented/guested on BBC Radio Stoke’s Subculture show with Rob Adcock as the “national music expert” at 22 before moving to London; here is a clip from my first ever show with them.
There are numerous vidicasts from our time on the show, on the old Facebook group:
See below for just a sample of some of my published work, online and in print. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be interested in commissioning me or @jenthomaswrites on Twitter.