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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: 4.18 · 792 ratings · 162 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
All Different Kinds of Free
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This quote from novelist Elizabeth Berg is so wise, so true. On writing inspiration: “Like love, you can't force it. Like love, it will find you when it's ready.” And yet, while you wait for that inspiration to find you, you must keep writing. The writing is the light, the...
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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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“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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message 1: by Lisa

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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