… This is also a “what the hell’s going on with Jessica” post as I haven’t updated my blog since (*quickly checks and blanches*) … wow, holy shit. This time last year. Damn. As always, I have to remind you: if you want to know what I’m doing day-to-day, want to get in touch, whatever, … More What I Read: 2017 Edition
2016 sucked. We all know it, and I think everyone who lived through it has something dismal to share that isn’t only about the holes in the fabric of humanity that David Bowie and Leonard Cohen’s passings left (or the celebs of your choice). Closer to home, my pet rat died in January (he was … More What I Read: 2016 Edition
And if you’ve been seeing that on any of my social media you may follow, well… while I often live-tweet the writing process from Starbucks or my home office or wherever, you may know that I’m a slower writer than many. Which is why my having a brand-new novelette out there, right after Blood Ties was … More Surprise!
In the spirit of it being a new year, I tidied up my bookcases. I use the term “tidy” loosely, of course; I don’t care for my home office to be in perfect order. It’s much neater now than it was before since I acquired my late father’s desk and a couple of other storage … More Housekeeping
I didn’t write a What I Read: 2014 Edition in December, because I was run ragged after my winter finals, working, and trying to get back into a writing routine since returning to school, so I’m writing a mini-Edition now. My last year in this program starts this week, and I didn’t want the entire … More What I Read: Summer 2015 Edition
My blog and Twitter followers are probably already aware of my makeup habit, one that’s been considerably reined in since returning to school (but will take off again after exams are over and I’m working full time over the summer). Anyway, there are some things I’m not willing to cheap out on–you will have to … More Sometimes going the inexpensive route is a good thing
It’s only taken a semester and a half for me to figure it out, but I think I’ve finally got this whole work-school-write balance thing going. Sort of. Mostly (and I swear this isn’t a whiny “Poor me, I’m so swamped!” thing, just letting everyone know I’m not dead). As of January, I’m putting in … More I’m pretty sure there are self-help books for this kind of thing, but I’m not reading them
Remember around the time Dead Ringer came out in ebook and I said I’d have the proof approved within a few days? Yeah, exams happened. I approved the proof earlier this month, and it’s now available for sale. Or you could click here, which will take you to the giveaway page on Goodreads where I’m … More DEAD RINGER paperbacks now available, plus a giveaway!
So, what’s new, you ask (or not, if you’ve stumbled on here by accident)? Well, the big news is that Dead Ringer is now available, across all sales channels! A print edition will be available very soon—think a matter of days—I’ve already received a proof copy and I have to make a couple of corrections … More DEAD RINGER now available!
The following is an excerpt from DEAD RINGER, now available for pre-order and on sale September 23. Copyright © 2014, Jessica Marting. The smell of something burning dragged Livvy out of her tattered gardening magazine. Setting it aside, she saw curls of smoke lazily creep under her bedroom door. Her heart rose in her … More DEAD RINGER excerpt