My name is Jessica and I am an independent, self-publishing author.
I love writing and all my books are free.
Here you go. Have a book. All the books. Seriously, take them. They’re free 🙂
Books2Read (includes Kobo, Google Play, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and a few others)
Smashwords (ePub only downloads)
Prolific Works (mobi, ePub, and PDF)
I write poetry and mostly horror fiction. 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.
I’m currently working on two book series: The Slaughter Chronicles and The Heart of the Forest Cycle. The Slaughter Chronicles is about vampires, werewolves, and demons. The Heart of the Forest Cycle is about fairies.
My poetry centers on folklore and mythology but I also LOVE writing haiku and lyric free verse. I don’t normally do rhymes or formal poetry but they have been known to happen on rare occasions. My poetry has been published in a few online and print magazines and even won me a few awards, including a Pushcart nomination back in 2011.
More personal stuff about me:
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 listening to author interviews. I also love hanging out with my cats.
I am human servant to two cats, Titain and Leela. Our house colors are grey. Our words are “Cake or Death” (Eddie Izard).
On this site you’ll find all of my short fiction and poetry as well as links to all the places you can download my ebooks.
You’ll also find personal essays about random things going on in my life, a monthly list of books I’m reading, and quotes from my favorite authors. And cat photos.
I have a semi-weekly column I like to call Writing Advice where I talk about things from my own writing process that might be helpful to anyone else who’s interested in writing.
I taught Creative Writing when I was an adjunct at one of the local community colleges in Arkansas and I have an MFA in Hybrid/Cross-Genre Poetry and the mechanics of writing is a subject I am very passionate about. But I would like to point out that what works for me may not necessarily work for you and that’s okay, your process is your own and I’m not going to force anything down your throat or say that my way is the only way. That’s bullshit.
I don’t have a newsletter but if you want to subscribe to this blog you’ll get all the news about all my books and publications, as well as fun things like concept art and cover reveals.
I also don’t have anything published on Amazon at the moment because all my books are free (Amazon doesn’t do free unless you go exclusively through KDP’s Kindle Select and I don’t want to do that) and I can’t really be bothered to bug them about price matching other stores.
If Kindle is the only thing you read on you can download free mobi files of all my books through Prolific Works. If you need help doing that or have problems you can shoot me a message in the Ask Me Anything section and I will send you a mobi file via email that you can download to your Kindle 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
VERY TENTATIVE PUBLICATION SCHEDULE/BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Echo of Something Hitting: April 2018
Lupercalia: April 2018
Lupercalia Audiobook: March 2019
Stand Alone Short Stories
Namaste Apocalypse: March 2018
The Promise: February 2019
The Slaughter Chronicles
Demon Moon: February 2019
Roadkill: August 2019
Transmutation: December 2019
The Seven Rejoices of Zallion: 2020
A Day in the Life: Bunny: 2020
Dead Girl Moon: December 2018
Moon Shine: May 2019
Once A King: December 2019
Book of Revelation: 2020
(Book 1) Havoc’s Moon: October 2019
(Book 2) Exile’s Moon: 2020
(Book 3) Berserker Moon: 2020
(Book 4) Hunger’s Moon: 2021
Book 5: 2021
Book 6: 2022
The Thane Chronicles
Hell’s Fury: 2022
Hell’s Vengeance: 2023
Hell’s Glory: 2024
The Heart of the Forest Cycle
The Firebird’s Daughter: April 2019
Changeling: December 2019
Here and Away: August 2019
Morning and Evening: 2020
Always and Never: 2021
Stand Alone Novels
Resonance: September 2019
Patient Zero: 2020
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