My name is Jeffrey Pillow and I write things you may like. Get a feel for my storytelling by visiting some of the links below. If you like what you read, you can subscribe for free to receive updates of new posts by email.

In high school, my wife, as beautiful as she has always been to me, once battled the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. She almost died. I was but a bystander, occupying a chair next to where she was to sit if only she’d overcome the disease. I was helpless; and I was, in spite of her not knowing, hopelessly in love with her.

From “Do You Not Know How Beautiful You Are?” by Jeffrey Pillow

In elementary school, I had a bully named Harold. He tortured me and my friends every day on the playground at Phenix Elementary. Harold had the classic boys hairstyle from the 1980s: combed straight down like a kids doll you’d buy at a big box store. His haircut was like the protagonist in the film Problem Child, except instead of red hair, Harold’s hair was blonde.

From “Harold the Bully,” by Jeffrey Pillow

I share 1-2 longform stories on my blog each week. The latest are below. I also keep a daily log of my shortform random thoughts on a separate page.

This Is How I Know My Wife Is a Better Person Than I Am, and other stories

by Jeffrey Pillow
Author Photo, Jeffrey Pillow

I’m currently finishing up a nonfiction collection that will be released later this year. The title essay is based on a story I wrote that was boosted on Medium in early 2024: “This Is How I Know My Wife Is a Better Person Than I Am” and is one of the top read stories in the Buddhism category.

Coming Fall 2024

Available for hire

Contract or Part-Time

If you need a writer or marketing consultant for your next project, big or small, I’m available for hire. My background includes marketing-communications at multiple Fortune 500 companies, community development and non-profit relationship management, operations, and web design.