TJ Wiley

Writer, Swimmer, Survivor


TJ Wiley is a published poet, writer, and open-water swim fanatic. She has friends, a black lab who hates Collies, and an addiction to inappropriate British greeting cards.

Swimming in Puget Sound is her passion. She is a swim-race director, lifeguard, open-water instructor, coach, and member of the local aquatics foundation.

TJ has survived breast cancer, bad swim decisions, and bubble tea (drinks should never be chewed). She has many questions about joy, the two-sides of grit, and Manuka honey.



Seattle Times, March 4, 2022
“Women are the glue bringing these groups together;” Women in the Outdoors.


Compass, A Literary Magazine (2015)

Embers and Flames, Outrider Press (2015)

Costco-Sized Yoshida’s
Floating Bridge Review
Pontoon No. 8 (2015)

Alternative Breath
Floating Bridge Review, Pontoon No. 6 (2013)

On a Treadmill Watching Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest
Floating Bridge Review, Pontoon No. 4 (2011)

Osprey Fishing
Adanna (2011)

Worm Suicides

Carpe Articulum Literary Review
Vol. 2 Issue 4 (2010)