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Jessica Strawser

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Jessica Strawser is the Editor-at-Large for Writer’s Digest magazine, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade. 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. Her second, NOT THAT I COULD TELL, was a bestselling Book of the Month selection for March 2018, and is now new in paperback and available at Target stores nationwide, with a bonus Reading Group Gold guide included.

Her latest novel of domestic suspense, FORGET YOU KNOW ME, released Feb. 5, 2019, from St. Martin's Press, having been named to "Best Of" and "Most Anticipated" lists from Goodreads, PopSugar, Bo
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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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Not That I Could Tell

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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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Jessica Strawser Donna wrote: "Jessica, thanks for accepting my friendship on Good Reads."

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