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Jelsa Mepsey writes young adult contemporary romance fiction, drawing inspiration from daily life. With her work, she is dedicated to spurring people to think about what they have taken for granted and to shed light on the issues people avoid talking about. As an Asian-American in her 20s, she is excited to explore more of the human experience as she herself journeys through life. Writing, rock climbing 5.12 routes, and playing various instruments have resulted in the formation of many calluses on her hands over the years. When not engaging in her previously mentioned hobbies, Jelsa can be found at her local library with a stack of at least ten books, naming her various pens, or staring at her dog Waffles for inspiration.

Average rating: 3.78 · 9 ratings · 4 reviews · 1 distinct work
Picture Imperfect

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2015
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I Write Less Often Now That I'm Published (this started in one direction but went in another)

When I was in high school, I wrote nearly every day during any moment not taken up by school or studying. I threw myself into writing communities, where I learned to take feedback and figured out several ways to give it. By the time I graduated high school, I had already written one million words of fiction. That number still astounds me.

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Far from the Tree by Robin Benway
Far from the Tree
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The individual sentences of this book were very good. Each of the characters stubbornness regarding their secrets and their pasts and how they treat people was both frustrating yet realistic so it's hard to say what my feelings are about that. Howeve ...more
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But I Love Him by Amanda Grace
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I enjoyed reading the story backwards and thought the author made a good choice. However I felt that the scenes from the earlier stages of Ann and Connor's relationship lacked that possessiveness that she was talking about. The book does not really e ...more
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The Complication by Suzanne Young
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4.5 stars
The ending was a little too neat and there wasn't enough conflict at the end in my opinion.
I enjoyed reading more about Nicole and it was fun to see the other characters reappear.
Personally I found it frustrating when characters "tell" each
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The Adjustment by Suzanne Young
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4.5 stars
Storyline was great, characters were great, and I'm really glad I have the next book sitting next to me so I can dive into it after this one.
There are moments when the author said "getting angry" or other descriptions along that line and it
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Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
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As someone who functions very similarly as Rose I was a little nervous about reading this and hoping that her character portrayal would be realistic. I was not disappointed.
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In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
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A quick read, but there are some things I'll be thinking about for a while.
I did get pretty frustrated with Sam for not telling the truth, and it was a bit frustrating as well that it would have been my first guess for the plot (that she wouldn't tel
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Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
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I have two siblings myself so I understand that siblings fight and don't get along sometimes and are mean to each other, but I felt like Kendra was overly selfish in nearly all her interactions with Grayson. I also felt that the writing style was lac ...more
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The Epidemic by Suzanne Young
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I liked this book a lot more than its previous one. The reason it's not five stars is because some of the world building was a bit confusing, especially regarding how the suicide epidemic spread in the first place. However I definitely do want to rea ...more
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Strike by Delilah S. Dawson
Strike (Hit, #2)
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It's hard to explain my rating for this book. The plot felt either convenient or frustrating, depending on what made more sense to advance the story. Especially the end with (view spoiler) ...more
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L.K. Madigan
“Fear of what other people think should never dictate whether or not you do something.”
L.K. Madigan, Flash Burnout

Garrison Keillor
“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”
Garrison Keillor

J.K. Rowling
“Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her.

I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me; but then, you might retort, what do I know about the pressure to be skinny? I’m not in the business of being judged on my looks, what with being a writer and earning my living by using my brain…

I went to the British Book Awards that evening. After the award ceremony I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for nearly three years. The first thing she said to me? ‘You’ve lost a lot of weight since the last time I saw you!’

‘Well,’ I said, slightly nonplussed, ‘the last time you saw me I’d just had a baby.’

What I felt like saying was, ‘I’ve produced my third child and my sixth novel since I last saw you. Aren’t either of those things more important, more interesting, than my size?’ But no – my waist looked smaller! Forget the kid and the book: finally, something to celebrate!

I’ve got two daughters who will have to make their way in this skinny-obsessed world, and it worries me, because I don’t want them to be empty-headed, self-obsessed, emaciated clones; I’d rather they were independent, interesting, idealistic, kind, opinionated, original, funny – a thousand things, before ‘thin’. And frankly, I’d rather they didn’t give a gust of stinking chihuahua flatulence whether the woman standing next to them has fleshier knees than they do. Let my girls be Hermiones, rather than Pansy Parkinsons.”
J.K. Rowling

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