New Poem and Newsletter News

Hey Y’all!

I have two bits of news for you today. The first is that my poem “Home” is live at Dear Reader magazine. Thanks so much Dear Reader Poetry for giving my poem a home!

Check it out here and show these amazing writers some love 🙂

The second is I’m starting an email list. At the end of every month subscribers will get a newsletter with updates on my writing, any publication news I have to share, and links to all the behind-the-scenes goodness that goes on here on the blog.

If you sign up for my newsletter you will receive a link to a free download of Harbinger of Havoc, one of the short stories in my upcoming collection Pulling Teeth and Other Stories of the Slaughter Chronicles.

You will also get exclusive sales, discount codes (when I figure out how those work…when I publish more than one book…), and pre-order giveaways. Because when the first novel in The Slaughter Chronicles comes out I ever I will be handing out prizes. Awesome prizes–like shit I really want to keep for myself but I can’t because they’re for you (when I finish writing the damn book haha).

My newsletters will be delivered directly to your inbox at the end of the month, starting this Halloween. I’m not going to spam you with promotional begging or tell you every single detail about my life. I don’t have time for that. I’m taking chemistry this semester (yes, again). But once a month you’ll get a glimpse into what I’m up to and hopefully you’ll stick around for the future awesomeness to come.

You can subscribe to my newsletter by clicking on the tab in the menu above or by clicking on this link here. Enter your email address and follow the prompts.

Of course, you are free to unsubscribe at any time. If I’m not your cup of tea or tumbler of whiskey it’s okay.

So yeah, go ahead and sign up. Download Harbinger of Havoc. It’s not too bloody…I promise *crosses fingers behind back*

Love y’all, stay safe!

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Image Credit: painting by Charles Blum

New Website and New Pen Name

I’m using a pen name now.

-Because I want to make my writing professional and I want to separate professional like A (the writing) from professional life B (the day job).

-My surname is the same as someone famous.

-My pen name fits the genre better.

What is the new name???

Jessa Forest 🙂

It’s my middle name and a variant of my given name. So I still know it’s me and I won’t get confused.

What’s new with my blog?

-I’ve started working with an editor and project manager so hopefully things will get a little less chaotic and random around here. I’ll be able to make news updates more consistently. And more fun stuff for you to read.

What’s new with The Slaughter Chronicles?

-Everything I’ve previously published, all 1 short story and 1 novella, will be re-published in a short fiction collection I’m working on (Pulling Teeth and Other Stories of the Slaughter Chronicles).

-All of my fiction will now be released under the name Jessa Forest.

What’s new with my poetry?

-Girl + Muse and Lupercalia have been re-launched with my new name and are only available for download directly from me on this site. They are still free 🙂

-All previous publications in print and online magazines still carry my real name. They will not be changed.

-All new poetry publications, self-published and published in literary journals, will be under the name Jessa Forest.

I really appreciate y’all sticking with me and being patient while I get things organized.

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