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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
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Some of you who know me may recall that we've been remodeling our house since before any of us were born. We've poured a driveway, torn down a shed, built a garage, sided, roofed, re-windowed, gutted the second floor, gutted the living room, and installed a pleasant little patio on which I have a semblance of privacy in which to drink my morning coffee.

Well, guess what? We FINALLY tackled the l... Read more of this blog post »
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All the Lonely People
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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.”
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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


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


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

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


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Kate Hi. I see we're fellow Random House authors! Congrats on your novel.
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Bradley Good day Goodreads citizen. =)


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