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Jess Whitby

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I am born and bred in Yorkshire in the UK. I've worked for most of my life as a youth worker in various settings - including in schools.

About ten years ago, I re-trained as a counsellor but from a very young age there was something that I always wanted to do - be an author.

As a child, I wrote stories constantly. I won countless story-writing competitions and was encouraged by my teachers to pursue my dream. But then, as many people do, I was told by the Careers Department at my school to "Get real" - everyone wants to be an author after all. It wasn't an overnight thing but slowly and sadly, my writing became less and less.

Then, last year, something inside me re-kindled. The desire to write never went but I moved from wanting to write to ac
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Jess Whitby Someone gave me some excellent advice on if you get stuck on a particular scene in a book. They told me to write it as though it was the day after, it…moreSomeone gave me some excellent advice on if you get stuck on a particular scene in a book. They told me to write it as though it was the day after, it had all happened and the people were responding and reflecting on the previous events.

Other things I do is think about the different senses or I put some music on and "write to the music." Even if what I write is nonsense or garbage, it seems to unblock something.(less)
Jess Whitby All I have ever wanted to do, from being a small child, is be an author. I remember one day my favourtie Uncle trying to explain to me how I needed to…moreAll I have ever wanted to do, from being a small child, is be an author. I remember one day my favourtie Uncle trying to explain to me how I needed to have a more "realistic" ambition. He told me lots of people want to be authors and there was too much competition. My advice would be, don't listen to people who burst your dreams like that. It's true that lots of people want to be authors, but that doesn't mean that you won't be one.(less)
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I'm currently really enjoying a Book Tour hosted by Silver Dagger Book Tours who are doing a great job. I'm just about half way through the tour now with about 12 or so days to go. Phew!

I'm loving getting to connect with lots of new people via various blogs. I genuinely am grateful for every single follow, read of my book and of course review. Thank you to all of you - I don't take this at all... Read more of this blog post »
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"A fast paced, well-written story where the reader has no real idea of what is actually happening which made it an intriguing read. Is she the well respected local teacher or is the neighborhood ‘crazy lady’. Or both?"
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