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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.”


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Blocking Business Days

Blocking Business Days

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Authorpreneurship

I thought quitting my day job would free up plenty of time to write—it did not.  I filled up my days with countless appointments and fell prey to advice that told me to find social media followers or engage with book bloggers or build a fort out of books big enough for the news choppers […]

Save the Dates, Tip Round Up, and Meet My New Roommate!

Save the Dates, Tip Round Up, and Meet My New Roommate!

Posted on Jan 11, 2020 in Promotions

Tip Round Up I like it when I can find things easily, which is why I’ve decided to add Tip Round Ups to my monthly newsletter. Roundups will list all the tips I’ve shared in one easy to reference list for you. Below is everything we went over in 2019.  Can’t wait to see what […]

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in KC Writes

Join me at Writers United this Wednesday, December 4th. I’m hosting Writers United this Wednesday night from 6- 8 p.m. and hope you will join me. We have special guests this month: Tiffany White of Writers Untapped will be offering free query critiques or offer feedback on the first 5 pages of a story for […]

About working with me...

“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

“Jessica gave me just the right feedback I needed on my contemporary middle grade novel manuscript. Before her edit, I felt stuck and overwhelmed with all I knew needed work. At times I considered giving up or doubted whether my novel was workable. Jessica provided encouragement and professional eyes to get me back on track. I now have a roadmap. She maintained my vision and gave feedback that strengthens my novel by giving an overall view of themes, characters, voice, world building, and plotting. Thanks so much Jessica.”

Lisa Daly, Author

- Lisa Daly – Comprehensive Critique Client

“Jessica is very knowledgeable and also very entertaining, with a great sense of humor.  Her presentation was well organized and structured.  Very clear explanations.”

- Nancy W. – Attendee of Beta Reader Basics workshop