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If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she'd give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a 30-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, award-winning poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she's written.

Being the daughter of a semi-famous rock 'n' roll duo from Melbourne, she grew up surrounded by song. For a while it seemed logical to travel the musician's path, especially when her first band, spAnk, hit it off in the Melbourne indie music scene back in the late 90s. Although she spent her years writing and recording dozens of songs she decided she als
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String Bridge
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The Book
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Bitter Like Orange Peel
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I have to admit, this is quite bittersweet, as I started this blog way back in 2010 and met some of the most fabulous people through here whom I remain in touch with today (and some I've even met face-to-face!)
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message 1: by Acép

Acép hi, howdy...
thanks for the confirm


William O'Brien Hi Jessica - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 3: by Elcio

Elcio Brito thanks for the add! have a wonderful weekend!


message 4: by A.J.

A.J. Thanks for the friendship, Jessica!

:)


Jessica Bell Likewise! :) Have a great weekend!


Jessica Bell Haha :) Thanks, Georges!


Trisha Hey Jessica, cheers for the friending over here too :D Hope you are reading all sorts of goodness! My struggle is always deciding what to read next from my book shelf!


Jessica Bell Trisha wrote: "Hey Jessica, cheers for the friending over here too :D Hope you are reading all sorts of goodness! My struggle is always deciding what to read next from my book shelf!"

Ha! Yes, I struggle with that SO often ... there are too many good books out there!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 10: by Jessica

Jessica Bell Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

thanks for accepting!


message 11: by Maureen

Maureen Mullis Hellow Jessica, thank you for adding this fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


Realitycheck Thanks for the friending, please feel free to check out my bookshelves, quotes, friends and groups for things that might interest you or you read and forgot about.


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