JHSiess is an attorney (litigator), musician (piano/keys, flute, piccolo, acoustic guitar & vocals), writer, mother, and voracious reader. She blogs about "complicated issues: life, death and what happens between" at Colloquium (www.jhsiess.com), publishing a regular feature about writing and blogging called "Colloquium on Writing" as well as book reviews. She has argued before the California Supreme Court and played Carnegie Hall twice.