About

About

aprilgem is short for April G. E. Martinez.

That’s me, creating web sites since 1998, this web site in particular since 1999, this blog since 2001. This is where I share my writing, riddles, tutorials, and artwork with anyone who might enjoy them. I also sometimes post about my work in the publishing industry as a graphic designer and illustrator. Unless otherwise indicated, everything was written or created by me.

This blog’s been through quite a number of changes over the years — lots of redesigns and migrations from CMS to CMS, from a simple guestbook script, to Greymatter, to MovableType, to B2/WordPress and its various iterations. I’ve lost some data over time, especially comments, and a lot of the old links are broken. To keep from being a digital hoarder, I’ll be making gradual changes over time, curating and culling content, and removing any dead weight.

You can contact me by leaving a comment or e-mailing mail@aprilgem.com. Thanks!

First Time Visitors

If you’ve never been here, I recommend reading some of my older work to get to know me:

Mentioned regularly in the old posts are H.E. and Cat. Neither are in my life any more. H.E. and I went our separate ways, and Cat passed away at 16-17 years old a few years back.