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Jamie Fessenden set out to be a writer in junior high school. He published a couple short pieces in his high school's literary magazine and had another story place in the top 100 in a national contest, but it wasn't until he met his partner, Erich, almost twenty years later, that he began writing again in earnest. With Erich alternately inspiring and goading him, Jamie wrote several screenplays and directed a few of them as micro-budget independent films. He then began writing novels and published his first novella in 2010.

After nine years together, Jamie and Erich have married and purchased a house together in the wilds of Raymond, New Hampshire, where there are no street lights, turkeys and deer wander through their yard, and coyotes ser

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Billy's Bones
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We're Both Straight, Right?
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Murder on the Mountain
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The Healing Power of Eggnog
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By That Sin Fell the Angels
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The Meaning of Vengeance
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So there is yet another author who got upset over a bad review and blogged about it, and readers who were angered by an author telling them how to review. I’m not going to link to the disaster. But I do have some things to say about this issue.

I hate the distinction between “readers” and “writers.” It’s a false dichotomy. Every writer is also a reader. Not every reader wants to be a writer, but... Read more of this blog post »
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I enjoyed this, but I can't give it a really high rating, because the writing is mediocre and the plot predictable. The solution to the murder was a tired cliche and the villain was also a rather unfortunate stereotype. Not hugely offensive, but slig ...more
Do You Want This or Not? by Jamie Fessenden
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Do You Want This or Not? by Jamie Fessenden
"An unguarded Todd captures the innocence and arrogance of being young and on the verge of adulthood, all at once fearless, fearful and naturally self-centered. Juxtaposed with sweet Bryan who can hardly believe that this school god wants him, but..." Read more of this review »
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“I’ve known several men who believe women are only interested in relationships for money and comfort, and they aren’t capable of really loving. And I’ve known women who insist men only want sex and don’t know how to love. White people used to insist that blacks weren’t capable of ‘noble’ emotions, that they were little more than animals. The same was said about Jews, Native Americans, you name it. It’s an ancient argument. People keep dredging it up, trying to prove to themselves that people they don’t understand are alien and don’t warrant being treated well. And it is always—always—wrong. Despite our differences, all people are basically built from the same template. We are all equally admirable and equally flawed.”
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“A pet rock is a serious commitment and too much responsibility for a ten year old to handle on his own”
Kyle Adams, Dirty Zero

“He lifted my foot and placed a kiss on the tip of my big toe. That toe had never been kissed in its life. I wondered if it was smart enough to know what had just happened. Would it lord it over the other toes now that it had been singled out and kissed by Frank Wells, or was it just a fucking toe and didn’t know what the hell was going on? Like me.”
John Inman, Shy
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message 11: by Jamie

Jamie Fessenden Thanks! And good to meet you! :-)

message 10: by Noah

Noah Willoughby Hi Jamie. Thanks for adding me!
I really enjoyed your work on "Bones" and will have to check out the first book "Stitch".
Keep up the good writing!

message 9: by Jamie

Jamie Fessenden Hi, Eden!

message 8: by Eden

Eden Winters Hi, Jamie! Hugs!

message 7: by Jamie

Jamie Fessenden Hi! Welcome!

message 6: by Nic

Nic Hi Jamie, Thanks for connecting here on GR!

Mike Thanks for the add, looking forward to chatting soon :)

message 4: by Susan

Susan Thank you, Jamie, for accepting my friendvite. Billy's Bones is such a special book. You must be so proud.

message 3: by Eli

Eli Easton Congrats on your release today, Jamie! Billy's Bones is awesome.

Josephine Myles Hi Jamie - thanks for the add :D

message 1: by Damon

Damon Suede Thanks for the add, sir. Love your pic!

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