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Jess Riley

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Wisconsin native Jess Riley spent much of her childhood being punished for lying and/or passing notes during class, both of which qualified her for a possible future as a novelist. She won her first short story contest in high school for a tale told through the point of view of a seven-year-old black boy living in Cabrini Green because as a middle-class white teenager, she knew a lot about that kind of life.

Jess has been a waitress, a blue cheese packager, and a school grant writer. She worked at a toy store during the Tickle Me Elmo craze and lived to tell about it. She's also worked at a medium-security men's prison, which was much less stressful. Jess graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 1998 with degrees in English and History. She shares a dr...more


Give me the treat already!The last 24 hours have been pretty exciting here at the Riley homestead. First, Daisy got her first-ever haircut! Isn’t she cute? It only took us twelve years to make her appointment…and the groomer walked away with all ten fingers and completely unbroken skin!
It looks like the carpet is 6 inches tall and has swallowed her legs.
Back fat roll!!! We never knew it exis... Read more of this blog post »
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Driving Sideways
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All the Lonely People
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Mandatory Release
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Closer Than They Appear
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Give me the treat already!The last 24 hours have been pretty exciting here at the Riley homestead. First, Daisy got her first-ever haircut! Isn’t s... Read more of this blog post »
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A creepy, unique story--a strange mix of horror story and family drama, featuring one of the more unique but oddly loving mother/daughter relationships I've ever seen.

If you enjoyed Todd Browning's movie FREAKS or the HBO series CARNIVALE, you might...more
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Another favorite from the summer. Cried at the ending, which was perfectly done.
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I LOVED this book--it's so much more than a "scary story"--One of my favorite reads of the summer.
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What a Mother Knows by Leslie Lehr
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"Thanks for the comment, Sharon! It seems this extra product was made available to most employees? Not sure on the logistics of the decision, but it ma...more "
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“It’s only physical, she reminded herself. Just lust. Some kind of twisted, mutual escape valve. And those physical things, with no love or respect or loyalty to bind and preserve them, had a short shelf life. They were limited-time offers. Three months, tops.”
Jess Riley, Mandatory Release

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Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Jess and thanks so much for the add! I love your website, btw. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Smiles,
Jeannie


message 5: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Jess,
No jokes about what made Milwaukie famous,
glad to have your friendship on Goodreads.
ROGER


message 4: by Kate

Kate Thanks for connecting as readerly friends. I'd like to invite you to read the first chapter of my new novel:

http://forthemayqueen.blogspot.com/

Sincerely,
Kate (PS: I added your book to my "to read" list!)


message 3: by Kate

Kate Hi. I see we're fellow Random House authors! Congrats on your novel.
www.marshallbooks.net


Bradley Good day Goodreads citizen. =)


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