Monthly Archives: February 8, 2017

Getting the Call

Getting the Call

Let me set the stage for you: It’s a Wednesday, three days after returning from my first SCBWI conference in NYC. I’m high off agent roundtables, keynote speeches, and meeting new writerly friends. I’ve been querying fast and hard for roughly six weeks and I have one partial and five full manuscripts out, none of… Read more

What’s on my Nightstand (aka My TBR)

What’s on my Nightstand (aka My TBR)

Some people have a bookshelf where all of their soon-to-be-reads hang out while they wait (and I admit I have one of these as well) but largely, my most anticipated future reads just hang out on my nightstand. Because for the most part, all of my reading is done right before I go to bed…. Read more

Writing Dual POV That Works

Writing Dual POV That Works

I’ve always loved reading dual point-of-view, so it’s no surprise that I also love to write it. My upcoming debut novel, LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES, is told in dual POV (and dual timeline, just to keep things complicated) switching between two protagonists—boy and girl—both seniors in high school, as they fall in love for… Read more

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#JustAskJess

I know, I know, my own hashtag! Super fancy, right? The really cool thing, is what #JustAskJess means.  It means I’m all ears. I’m not an expert on EVERYTHING, but there is definitely a small (but very helpful) list of things I know quite a bit about. I mean, I write YA romance, so obviously I have… Read more