I’m Jessa Forest, poet and grimdark paranormal fantasy author.

If you’re a fan of authors like Poppy Z. Brite, Kathe Koja, Brian Lumley, Chuck Wendig, Maureen F. McHugh, Anne Bishop, and poets like Joy Harjo and Wislawa Szymborska, you might like my books too.

Here you will find information about my monster hunter series, The Slaughter Chronicles, and all my other publications and projects.

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My short story “The Harpy’s Son” will be published in All World’s Wayfarer’s FIRST EVER fiction anthology!

Through Other Eyes is scheduled to be released on November 15 this year and pre-orders will be available soon.


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PULLING TEETH and Other Stories of The Slaughter Chronicles

My first short fiction collection of stories from The Slaughter Chronicles will be coming out in the last two weeks of November this year.

This collection contains revised and updated versions of Dead Girl Moon and Demon Tooth (formerly titled Demon Moon). Three original short stories and an additional never before published novella. As well as bonus world building material.

Cover Reveal! Havoc’s Moon: The Slaughter Chronicles Book 1

Bonus: Free Stuff

Short Stories

Namaste Apocalypse: Jane clings to the last shreds of normalcy by going to yoga class in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

The Librarian: Patrons of the library beware. All is not as it seems.

The Promise: some promises can be kept in this dystopian, grimdark future.

Poetry Chapbooks

Cover by Jessa Forest

Read and download your free copy here.

A 13 poem chapbook for…

for the girls who can see

for the girls who cannot

for the girls turned into salt

for girls who wanted love

for the girls with no hope

for the girls with sharp edges

for the girls who stood up and fought

for the girls we will remember

for the girls who love stories

Cover by Jessa Forest

Read and download your free copy here.

An 11 poem chapbook for…

when it gets too dark to read

when your light has gone out

when the hunting constellations crack the winter sky

when you wanted that feeling (of not feeling) and

when all I could do was enjoy the freeze in my fingers

the blind cold against my cheeks like heavy hands

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