About

Hi!

My name is Jessica and I am an independent, self-publishing author.

I write poetry and horror fiction. Also a little urban fantasy and sci-fi. If you’re a fan of Poppy Z. Brite, Kathe Koja, Laurell K. Hamilton, Chuck Wendig, or Wislawa Szymborska you might enjoy my work too.

General disclaimer: Most of my fiction is not family friendly, I liberally use profanity and employ detailed descriptions of violence and mature themes. I try my best to label my work clearly so that no one is surprised by anything. Please check out my Privacy Policy/Disclaimer page if you have any concerns regarding content. I won’t be offended if my work is not for you.

I’m currently working on two book series: The Slaughter Chronicles and The Heart of the Forest Cycle.

The Slaughter Chronicles is in the forefront right now and is about vampires, werewolves, and demons.

The Heart of the Forest Cycle is about fairies/faeries/the fey.

I also write poetry. Poetry is my favorite.

More personal stuff about me:

In 2015 I married my best friend and I sometimes reference him and our shenanigans in my blog.

When I’m not writing I love to read and exist in a horizontal state (read: nap), sometimes I do yard work–but not gardening–and yoga, sometimes I try to teach myself how to play guitar. I love horror movies, anime, podcasts about writing, and AuthorTube.

I also love hanging out with my cats.

VERY TENTATIVE PUBLICATION SCHEDULE/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Poetry (FREE)

The Echo of Something Hitting: April 2018

Lupercalia: April 2018

Lupercalia Audiobook: March 2019

Poison in the Spring: TBA

The Slaughter Chronicles (FREE SERIES)

Short Stories

Demon Moon: February 2019

Novellas

Dead Girl Moon: December 2018

Once A King: TBA

Book of Revelation: TBA

Books

(Book 0) Moon Shine: October 2019

(Book 1) Havoc’s Moon: December 2019

(Book 2) Exile’s Moon: TBA

(Book 3) Berserker Moon: TBA

(Book 4) Hunger’s Moon: TBA

Book 5: TBA

Book 6: TBA

Book 7: TBA

Book 8: TBA

The Heart of the Forest Cycle

Vol 1: TBA

Vol 2: TBA

Short Story Collections

Title Forthcoming: December 2019

Stand Alone Novels

Patient Zero: TBA

Resonance: TBA

OUT OF PRINT

Swallowing Comets: 2011 Folded Word Press

Don’t–My Birthday: 2012 Unthinkable Creatures Chapbook Press

Graveyard: 2016 self-published

Riverkill: 2016 self-published

Twisted Myths: 2016 self-published

Past Life: 2018 self-published

AWARDS

Knowing our Past Foundation “Creative Response of the Human Spirit” 2nd Place Prize: 2003

Randolph College Margaret Raynal Fiction Award 2nd Place Prize: 2005

Academy of American Poets Honorable Mention Award: 2005

Hollins University Lex Allen Literary Festival 1st Place Poetry Prize: 2008

North American Discworld Convention Creosote’s Poetry Contest Bronxe Medal Winner: 2009

Arkansas Writer’s Conference Rita Goodgame Award 2nd Place Prize: 2010

Pushcart Nomination from The Camel Saloon: 2011

EDUCATION

BA Sociology: Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA

MFA Creative Writing: Goddard College, Plainfield, VT