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Jessica Strawser

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JESSICA STRAWSER is the author of the book club favorites ALMOST MISSED YOU (a B&N Best New Fiction pick), NOT THAT I COULD TELL (a bestselling Book of the Month selection), FORGET YOU KNOW ME (now in paperback), and the 2021 SheReads & Goodreads "Most Anticipated" title A MILLION REASONS WHY, releasing to a starred Booklist review in March 2021 (all from St. Martin's Press). She is Editor-at-Large for Writer’s Digest and a contributing editor for Career Authors, and her work has appeared in The New York Times' Modern Love, Publishers Weekly, and other fine venues. She lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she recently completed a term as the 2019 Writer-in-Residence for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hami ...more

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Jessica Strawser It did feel amazing, thank you! My work at Writer's Digest has been such an asset--I've been surrounded by support as well as wonderful resources I ca…moreIt did feel amazing, thank you! My work at Writer's Digest has been such an asset--I've been surrounded by support as well as wonderful resources I can turn to as questions arise at new stages of the process. At the same time, you're right that it's a lot to juggle--and as a magazine editor I'm programmed to be schedule- and detail-oriented, so uncertainty about what will be happening when (and about how long new-to-me tasks will take to complete) tend to nag at me.

I don't think there's any one-size-fits-all advice regarding time management, but my best advice is probably this: Don't panic. When the sense of overwhelm starts to sit in, step back and take a deep breath. Ask for help when you need it, and have faith in yourself that you'll find a way forward. I wish you all the best with your own creative projects!(less)
Jessica Strawser I’ve always been drawn in by the idea of fate, of what’s meant to be, and the significance so many of us place on some sense of that. Go to a golden a…moreI’ve always been drawn in by the idea of fate, of what’s meant to be, and the significance so many of us place on some sense of that. Go to a golden anniversary party, and chances are people will *still* be asking the bride and groom how they met, as if there’s some secret significance to it (and maybe there is!). I loved the idea of building a story around a chain of events that would both challenge and celebrate the role of fate in our relationships.(less)
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Jessica Strawser Donna wrote: "Jessica, thanks for accepting my friendship on Good Reads."

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