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Jessica McCann

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Thank you for visiting me on Goodreads! I'm the author of the novel All Different Kinds of Free and a professional freelance writer. My creative nonfiction and reporting have been published in Business Week, Phoenix, Raising Arizona Kids and The Writer magazines, among others.

Reading and writing historical fiction is my passion, though I'm also drawn to memoirs, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, literary classics -- anything with a compelling story. I only review books I enjoyed reading, hence the abundance of 4- and 5-star ratings!

Average rating: 4.17 · 884 ratings · 167 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
All Different Kinds of Free
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It was such a pleasure to be interviewed by freelance writer Heather Villa for her article in the 2016 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market. Her piece focuses on using journalistic techniques to write and revise your fiction. It’s an excellent article, and I’m honored that Heather included my thoughts...
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What's Missing from My Writing (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: This is a guest post that originally appeared on The Bird Sisters blog; contains a little insight on the writing life.
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Jessica McCann and 1 other person liked Jacquelin's review of Salt to the Sea:
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
"I devoured this book in two days.

As with Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys brings to light a little known event of WWII. This story covers the evacuation of refugees and soldiers as the Russians close in on Germany's eastern front.

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“A book is like the best friend you can imagine. Once you read a book, it stays with you forever.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“I had no vote in the making of such a law, and I have no intention of abiding by it, either.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“But our tiny home is so much more than its four ramshackle walls and lopsided roof would have you believe. Inside, it’s big, full of love. It’s a hospital where my babies can be born. It’s a schoolhouse where my children can learn. It’s a mansion where my husband and I can enjoy the riches of our life together.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

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“Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
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Lisa See Yes, that was fun. And I'm happy we can be friends on Goodreads until we have a chance to meet again in person again. Will you be going to the Tucson Book Festival?

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