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YOU ARE INVITED TO A PARTY!

YOU ARE INVITED TO A PARTY!

A Turbulent Waters Prelaunch Party Sunday, October 16, 2022 3 PM Galloway's Cocktail Bar -- Fairhaven, WA Behind Village Books Enjoy a hand-fashioned designer cocktail called TURBULENT WATERS - A Storm In a Glass! DOOR PRIZES -- AUTHOR NOTES -- AND THERE WILL BE...

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Between the Covers

Between the Covers

I spent a delightful year working at Village Books and Paper Dreams in Fairhaven, WA. Each day I enjoyed watching our customers sink into a dreamy trance as they scanned shelves for just the right book—a book to transport them to exciting adventures and new...

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The Muddy Middle

The Muddy Middle

I’m an obsessive plotter. Before I begin a new novel, before I put the first words on paper, I create detailed outlines, charts, and graphs. Fifteen beats from Save the Cat? Check. Stages of the Hero’s Journey? Done. Freytag’s Triangle? Climbed up—slid down. I have a...

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April’s Author of the Month!

April’s Author of the Month!

Author Interview from Robert Crawford - Lead at the private Facebook Group, Book Whores. It's a group for indie-authors and publishers. The group selected yours truly as the Author of the Month for August. Wooo hoooo ! Mr. Crawford asked some super questions and I...

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Almost April!

Only a few days until April Fool's Day--Blood on a Blue Moon launches! The launch is Thursday, April 1, at 6:00 p.m. You can register for a free ticket at Eventbrite. Detailed instructions below to help you out.  1.    Click this...

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The Kill Zone

https://killzoneblog.com/2021/03/the-period-is-your-friend.html Nancy Adair turned me on to The Kill Zone -- a blog for/by mystery and thriller writers.  I submitted the first 400 words of Turbulent Waters (thriller - my current project), and they ran a critique...

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Death to Our Darlings

Death to Our Darlings

In 1921 Ernest Hemingway’s wife, Hadley, lost a bag containing not only the entire manuscript of his first novel (and several short stories) but all the carbon copies as well. He fell into a deep funk and declared he’d opt for brain surgery if it could erase the...

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Where Writers Get Ideas   The “What If?” Seed

Where Writers Get Ideas The “What If?” Seed

Where do writers get their ideas? Ideas grow from story seeds—those flickers of thoughts hidden in deep rich soil or even, sometimes, in plain sight. Small seeds that wait patiently for someone to discover them. While story seeds may take many shapes, they are often...

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Story Seeds

Story Seeds

When I think of books that delight, haunt, and even trouble me, I often wonder where the authors got their ideas.  This, of course, leads me to think about where I get my story ideas. Maybe, because Spring is right around the corner, and I can see small shoots...

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An Introduction

An Introduction

Three things I care deeply about are critters, boats, and words on paper.  I’ve already written a long-running column on animals, another on boats, and even one on living with animals on boats.  So, now, I’m going to think about, and write about, words on...

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To schedule Jes to speak to your group or book club, in person or via Zoom, please sent an email:

jhs@jessicahstone.com

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