Freelance Writer.

In general, I have no idea what I’m doing.

Like what I’m doing? Buy me a coffee:

H. Jad Rea

Writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Avid crossworder. Right-handed. Has never successfully done a cartwheel. Said “merci” to a server in a German restaurant in 2010 and is still embarrassed about it.

I’m slowly making my way through life doing my best at a little bit of everything. So far, I’ve been a

Bag Runner // Bookseller // Busboy  //  Cashier  //  Cinema Usher  //  Copy Editor  //  Data Analyst //  Dishwasher //  Envelope Stuffer //  Floor Stocker  //  Hostess  //  Museum Programmer //  Reporter  //  Social Media Manager  //  Sound Technician  //  Stage Manager  //  Ticket Seller  //  Waiter  //  Writer

Previously Published

I’ve written NEWS for radio (WIUX) and newspaper (Indiana Daily Student) and LIFESTYLE pieces for blog (the Tab) and magazine (Inside Magazine). Until May 2019, I ran the blog and social media for the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology in Bloomington, IN.

Now, I’m working with Democracy Films on a series of documentaries about the overlooked history of the American Midwest.


Double major in history and journalism from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers). Minors in marketing and Spanish. I’m a native of southern Indiana, so I can be relied upon to occasionally spout Midwest-centric wisdom.

Conversational fluency in Spanish, basic knowledge of ASL.

Working knowledge of graphic design, and editing video and audio.

Fan of twentieth-century literature. And nineteenth-century literature. Literature in general. Near-encyclopedic knowledge of random ‘Star Trek’ facts.