Blunt Talk: Late Night Pondering

There is something very sexy and alluring about a smiling man wearing a suit in a black and white photo. Not a color photo, that’s just nice, maybe even a bit boring. Black and white, and suddenly you have a breath taking battle. Dramatic slices of light battling against the forever strong shadow. Perhaps it’s […]

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Turning Point

I believe there are moments in our lives that are turning points. You can sometimes see it after it happened, but in my case I see it today as it happened. Today I stood in front of a mirror wearing MY wedding dress for the very first time. I slipped the dress on, buttoned the […]

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Quotes of My Heart

Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged. Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you. – Song of myself, Walt Whitman

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Quote of the Day

“Stop destroying your heart by thinking of the things that have broken you.”

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Words of Wisdom

“Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it is yourself.” -Sylvia Plath

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The Muse to my Muse

 I get asked why I like to write, how do I go about the process of writing, how do you even begin to start writing a novel????!!!!???? Music is what helps me write. For me it’s not about going from beginning to end, it’s more about knowing certain scenes and moments and writing around that. […]

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Finding the Perfect Cover

I’ve heard so many times, “Jess, you are an artist. Create your own book cover.” I have to say, that’s extremely flattering, but there is NO way I want to be responsible for my own book cover. Ha! I know, that sounds funny but it’s true. I have poured through hundreds of book covers and […]

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The Praetorian Outlet: New Perspective

Hey Friends and Readers, In this time between of releasing chapters and prepping for the release of my first Manuscript (YIPPEE!!), I wanted to share a little more with you than most authors would. There is a strong voice for each of my characters, a lot of background and emotion that are built within their […]

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It’s just begun…and I need some Readers!

I guess it takes a while to truly understand yourself. For me, I feel like I found myself at around 25. That’s a long time for self discovery, many long hours and minutes alone figuring out what I want and who I want to be. Now I sit down to write a novel that is […]

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