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Hi, I'm Jess.

I write books and stories about the unreal, the surreal, the weird and whimsical.

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A Site Update And New Story For Subscribers

The site has had quite the update! After tinkering with the old theme for a few years I finally reached the point where it made more sense to wipe everything and start again. So here we have it: same address, but a slightly different structure and...

Catnip & Brimstone

After sitting on it for longer than I’d like to admit, I’m happy to announce that my novella, Catnip & Brimstone is now available in the kindle store. I’m releasing it as a KDP Select title for now, but will make it available on other shopfr...

Books in 2022

To be frank, 2022 wasn’t a fantastic year by any stretch of the imagination. But in particular, it was pretty crappy on the books-read front. Here’s what (according to the list at the back of my Hobonichi) I read last year: Eye of the World - ...