The Bend is my quarterly newsletter for creative content makers, featuring interviews, book reviews, articles, tech tips, and more, all with a New Orleans twist, or bend you could say.

In this premier issue, I write about battling personal demons to finish a manuscript in three months. I also interview local perfume maker Justine Diamond, talk about the free Grammarly app, review the new book Artpreneur, plus I seek comic relief from ChatGPT. Finally, Sweet Pea the blind cat weighs in on today’s issues.

Jon Hébert is an artist, writer, photographer, web and graphic designer, and jewelry maker based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Aside from living and promoting the creative life, Jon helps music industry professionals overcome struggles with bothersome tinnitus through mindfulness meditation workshops (in partnership with the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation).