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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Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Signal Boost! Liger Brady

SIGNAL BOOST!!!!!

I’ve been a long-time supporter of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and at the end of August, Brady Liger fell ill to a fungal infection. If you can donate something, anything at all, please consider supporting their efforts. Your donations can help pay for medical expenses, food, and bigger enclosures for the animals.

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Photo source: turpentinecreek.org

Signal Boost! Tiger Blackfire

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is an organization and rescue facility that is very dear to my heart.

One of the residents there, a white tiger named Blackfire, needs emergency surgery.

If you can spare anything, even a dollar, please make a donation.

https://www.turpentinecreek.org/emergency-surgery-needed/

Black Fire – DOB: 5/10/16, Sex: Male, Arrival Date: 9/30/16, History: Black Fire, who came to TCWR with a form of Metabolic Bone Disease, was one of 115 animals that Turpentine Creek acquired when we took over a facility in Colorado. Personality: Much healthier, Black Fire is a curious cat, who will take any opportunity to investigate.

Thank you!

Photo credit: TCWR gallery