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Jessica Strawser

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Jessica Strawser is the Editor-at-Large for Writer’s Digest magazine, North America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. Her debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU (St. Martin's Press), was a Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction Selection upon its March 2017 release, as well as a She Reads Book Club Selection and a PopSugar Best Spring Read. The book garnered accolades from such wide-ranging bestsellers as Chris Bohjalian, Adriana Trigiani, Lisa Scottoline, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Garth Stein. Her second, NOT THAT I COULD TELL, is forthcoming from St. Martin's in March 2018, and a third is under contract for 2019.

Her diverse career in the publishing industry spans more than 15 years and includes stints in book editing,
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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…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 Hi, Gail, I really appreciate you asking! I guess authors would be up a creek if *everyone* shared their ARCs, but I'm flattered that you liked the…moreHi, Gail, I really appreciate you asking! I guess authors would be up a creek if *everyone* shared their ARCs, but I'm flattered that you liked the book that much and would be more than happy to have you share it with your book club. In fact, I've been known to visit meetings in person or via Skype, so please keep that in mind: Discussion guides (though not yet available for this one) and contact info to check availability are at http://www.jessicastrawser.com/contact. Thanks again for your kind words, and happy reading to your group!(less)
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I'm happy to have a trend roundup on the Goodreads blog today, discussing the inspiration behind NOT THAT I COULD TELL and a wave of other new and forthcoming domestic suspense titles featuring moms in danger:

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“But still, I think it's important for you to know that you can be happy on your own.”
Jessica Strawser, Almost Missed You

“That first night, as they admired how wide the sky stretched above and beyond them, how bright the stars were here, how they could actually see the haze of the Milky Way cut its swath across the sky, Finn lowered his eyes to hers, and she saw something there that she only then realized she hadn't seen from him before: hope. "Maybe nothing has to be as complicated as we make it," he said. "Maybe life really is this simple.”
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Jessica Strawser Donna wrote: "Jessica, thanks for accepting my friendship on Good Reads."

Of course, Donna! Best of luck in the giveaway!


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