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I coach authors in an online peer group and help polish manuscripts and queries—so you can navigate the path to traditional publication with confidence and support.
I paid $600 to a research institute and drove to Texas…The tester people came back and said, “You would be good at disaster management and writing.”
I’m available for: readings of my work, author interviews, sitting on and/or facilitating a conference panel(s), delivering a keynote speech, emceeing your literary event, school visits, or leading a workshop.
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Quotes from my readers.
“Thank you SO much for your edit letter and comments within the manuscript.
So helpful, constructive, thought-provoking and spot on. You have picked me up on so many things I didn’t even know I was doing!
Thank you so much for energising* me to make this story into something so much better than it is. I know I can make it 100 times better and your suggestions have guided me on how to do that!”
*Paula lives in Australia, so I kept her Australian spelling as is.- Paula G.-Coaching Client in response to Developmental Edit Letter
I appreciate how Jessica provides pragmatic, practical advice as well as affirming the lived, often times emotional experience of being a writer.- Mary S.-Attendee of How to Find (and Be) A Great Critique Partner Workshop
I’m a young writer feeling lost in the publishing world. I have love for my writing and what I have created, but the process of publishing has dismayed me. Jessica’s presentation gave me reassurance, hope, and understanding.- Janie R.-Attendee of Paths to Traditional Publication Workshop