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Jessica Brockmole

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I have been enamored with historical fiction since I was old enough to sit still for bedtime readings of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Now, I write stories of my own (and am much better at sitting still). I am the author of LETTERS FROM SKYE, a novel of love, family, and the letters holding both together, and AT THE EDGE OF SUMMER, set in WWI France, and the upcoming WOMAN ENTERS LEFT. I also have a novella in the the WWI anthology FALL OF POPPIES.

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Jessica Brockmole I am working on a new project, which is taking me to the U.S. in the first half of the 20th century.
Jessica Brockmole I love the adventure of starting a new novel, of meeting characters and seeing where their journeys take them. AT THE EDGE OF SUMMER is more of a…moreI love the adventure of starting a new novel, of meeting characters and seeing where their journeys take them. AT THE EDGE OF SUMMER is more of a coming-of-age story than LETTERS FROM SKYE. My main characters, Luc and Clare, grow from idealistic teenagers to adults in the midst of WWI. I am not a plotter, so every first draft is an exercise in discovery and it's always fun to see which characters are battered down by the conflicts I throw their way and which characters grow stronger and rise above the dark moments. I can get just as wrapped up in a story while writing as I do while reading!

And thank you! I'm so happy that you enjoyed reading Luc and Clare's story as much as I enjoyed writing it!(less)
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Letters from Skye

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“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
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“You're my breath, my light, the one my heart flies towards.”
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“... that a letter isn't always just a letter. Words on page can drench the soul.”
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“He saw the delicate blades of grass which the bodies of his comrades had fertilized; he saw the little shoots on the shell-shocked trees. He saw the smoke-puffs of shrapnel being blown about by light breezes. He saw birds making love in the wire that a short while before had been ringing with flying metal. He heard the pleasant sounds of larks up there, near the zenith of the trajectories. He smiled a little. There was something profoundly saddening about it. It all seemed so fragile and so absurd.”
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