About PJ

Welcome to my site!  I’m PJ Kaiser and I write short fiction and the occasional online serial.  I write in a variety of genres since I haven’t yet found a genre with which I want to be monogamous.

What you’ll find at “Inspired By Real Life”

Here at Inspired By Real Life, you can find samples of my free serial fiction and flash fiction.  All fiction on the site comes with an audio recording (recorded by yours truly).  I do occasional nonfiction book reviews on topics that interest me and I blog about many things, including news about and what I’ve learned on my writing journey and what inspires me as a reader and a writer.

So, click on over to the blog posts and let’s get started 🙂

Meet PJ

I live in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City and have been happily married for over twenty years.  We have two young children. Since growing up in Ohio, I have reached New Jersey by way of Columbus, OH, Chicago, IL, and Mexico City (yes, the one in Mexico). I am a stay-at-home mom and have enjoyed a variety of previous careers including management consulting, teaching piano, working as a volunteer coordinator at an orphanage, doing grant writing for a university, and serving on the board of a small foundation. These days, my day job is parenting and helping out at the school.

I am the co-moderator of “Tuesday Serial,” a weekly collection of links to the latest installments of some of the web’s best online serials.

I was the co-editor at Metro Fiction, the fiction column at Metro Moms Network, and an occasional contributor to the site. Metro Moms was a community focused on providing information and resources to benefit parents – both in their role as a parent and as a professional.  My editor’s page has a link to all of my contributions on the site.

I write mostly flash fiction and serial stories in a variety of genres. Several of my stories have appeared in print and electronic publications. My story “Halloween Guests” was selected for the “Best of Friday Flash Volume 1” anthology. My micro-fiction “Ditz Alert” was selected for the chapbook “Dog Days of Summer 2010 – Not From Here, Are You?” I assisted with editing the charity anthology “50 Stories for Pakistan,” which includes my story “Arthur’s Emptiness” and “100 Stories for Queensland” which includes my story “Save Me Hay-Zeus.”  In early 2010, I won the February writing challenge at “Write On Online” with my story “Waiting for Spring.”

I am a regular contributor to “Literary Mix Tapes,” a series of publications by Emergent Publishing including my story “Golden Opportunity” which appeared in “Nothing But Flowers” and a forthcoming story for their “Deck the Halls 2” collection. My fiction has also appeared in eFiction, Escape Into Life and other publications. My Amazon Author Page has links for purchasing.

Contact me at any time at pj@pjkaiser.com.

Thanks for stopping by – I look forward to getting to know you!



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