In 2017, Jeri Brown founded Jongleur Publishing committed to providing a platform for her poetry and creative nonfiction. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Jeri Brown had a brush with trauma when she was eleven, and ever since has been fascinated by the writings of children who survive and overcome accidents, physical assaults, natural disasters, prejudice and injustice with resilience. She has been publishing and performing topical work for over twenty-five years as a creative non-fiction and fantasy writer, primarily through her publishing company platform.