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I’m Jess and I’m a self-publishing, independent writer. Welcome to my writing life.

I love writing more than anything else in the world, maybe even more than my cats. The old cliché “writing keeps me sane” definitely applies to me. I write because stories saved my life, stories keep me going and help me make sense of the world.

I’ve worked with magazine editors and traditional publishing houses in the past and through my writing “career” I have found that self-publishing is the best fit for me because I love doing ALL THE THINGS myself (except marketing, I hate marketing, I have no idea how to do marketing).

If you like weird poetry, weird urban fantasy, or weird dystopian sci-fi, my writing is for you. If you’re anybody who likes anything my writing is for you 🙂

Check out my Blog for news and updates and my Free Stuff page for free stuff 🙂

For more about me personally, check out my About page.

CURRENT PROJECTS

• for publication in 2018:

Past Life: a dystopian sci-fi (34,243 out of 25,000 words)

Havoc’s Moon: Book 1 of The Slaughter Chronicles, a paranormal thriller (30,174 out of 70,000 words)

• for publication in 2019:

The Morning Star: the space opera sequel to Past Life (500 out of 25,000 words)

Here and Away: Book 1 of The Heart of the Forest Cycle, an urban/post-apocalyptic fantasy (42,285 out of 70,000 words)

Exile’s Moon: Book 2 of The Slaughter Chronicles, a paranormal thriller

Patient Zero: the zombie apocalypse with cats

• for publication in 2020:

Morning and Evening: Book 2 of The Heart of the Forest Cycle, an urban fantasy about faeries

Berserker Moon: Book 3 of The Slaughter Chronicles, a paranormal thriller

THE WRITING DISCLAIMER

All the opinions and perspectives published here are mine, I take responsibility for them. What works for me might not work for you, that does not mean that my process is better than yours, it doesn’t mean that the way you do things is “wrong.” If you have a writing process or an opinion that is different from mine, please share it with me, I love being exposed to different perspectives. But if you’re snotty about it I will delete your comment. Fair?

I am always down for making new friends and getting into discussions about writing and cats and pretty much everything else (as long as you aren’t snotty about it) but I also have a full-time job, technically two full-time jobs, and if it takes me a while to get back to you please don’t think I’m ignoring you, I just have a shit ton to do and writing and earning money for cat treats takes priority. Otherwise, I get mauled by an angry Russian Blue.

And, lastly, a content disclaimer: the content on this site contains mature language and mature themes (references to death, graphic violence, and maybe even sex if I ever get around to writing that erotica novel I’ve always wanted to write). You have been warned.