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Jessica Dainty is a native New Englander, who has bounced back and forth from the Northeast to Tennessee over the past 20 years. Jessica works as an English/Special Education teacher and Reading Interventionist in her county school system. When she is not writing her own words, she loves helping her students fall in love with reading, especially those who may have given up on it long ago. In addition, she coaches her high school swim team, does contract editing, tutors, and is an avid knitter.

She received her undergraduate from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she started in poetry. She took her first fiction workshop for the simple reason that it terrified her, and after that, she never looked back. She continued on to earn her
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Jessica Dainty It may sound silly, but the advice is to WRITE. Writers are people who need to write. Yes, we may all have the dream of being published, but it is not…moreIt may sound silly, but the advice is to WRITE. Writers are people who need to write. Yes, we may all have the dream of being published, but it is not getting published that makes you a writer. Aspiring writers is such a funny term to me. You're either a writer or you're not. You either write or you don't. You can be an aspiring author, but if that is your goal, your writing is going to suffer. Write for yourself and the stories you have inside you. Be willing to revise, dig down into your words, unearth some things, leave others buried. Be willing to let go of what doesn't work and not take it personally. Just get it on the page and then work to make the page look better and better, and then do it all over again.(less)
Jessica Dainty I am currently reading on a final revision of my second novel with my agent, Linda Camacho. After this sweep, the book will be sent out to editors.…moreI am currently reading on a final revision of my second novel with my agent, Linda Camacho. After this sweep, the book will be sent out to editors. (less)
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