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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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Radio Interview : This Thurs 13 Feb

Listen this THURS 13 FEB to my interview on The Authors Show about my debut novel, Running From Dust. Streaming all day from midnight EST. Click on the link below and choose Jess Whitby : Running From Dust. Please do let me know what you think 😁👍
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Published on February 11, 2020 12:17 Tags: debut-novel, interviews, jess-whitby, listen, running-from-dust, suspense, the-authors-show, thriller

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I LOVED this book. It was so easy to read, relatable and just down-right funny. A very different type of book to my normal read but I liked it so much I ordered the next installement, "Why Mummy Swears" just before I finished this. I would recommend ...more
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I LOVED this novel - the first in what I hope will be many Washington Poe investigations. This book has everything you would want for a pacey police procedural. The characters are well formed and, as mentioned by other reviewers, the portrayl of Till ...more
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