Jessica Spotswood

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Author. Editor. Feminist. Slytherpuff.

I live in Washington, DC with my playwright husband, where I also work as a children's library associate for the DC Public Library.

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Jessica Spotswood Hi, Amanda! I'm so glad you're excited for PETTICOATS & PISTOLS. Me too! I've been editing the first drafts of all the stories, and they are…moreHi, Amanda! I'm so glad you're excited for PETTICOATS & PISTOLS. Me too! I've been editing the first drafts of all the stories, and they are AMAZING and only going to get more so! It's such an incredible group of authors! I'm not sure if we'll be able to share entire stories early, but I bet we'll get to reveal some snippets or at least share some of the premises next year! (less)
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I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never.”
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message 14: by Miranda

Miranda Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Jessica,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 12: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Jessica,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


message 11: by Jessica

Jessica Rachael wrote: "Thanks for adding me I absolutely adored Born Wicked and can't wait for the rest! (If you so wish check out my review here"

Thanks for reading, Rachel, and for taking the time to review it!


message 10: by Jessica

Jessica Kristy wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend! I'm in the middle of Born Wicked and I love it so far!"

Thanks so much, Kristy!


Rachael Thanks for adding me I absolutely adored Born Wicked and can't wait for the rest! (If you so wish check out my review here


Kristy Frenken-Francis Thanks for adding me as a friend! I'm in the middle of Born Wicked and I love it so far!


Jessica Raafia wrote: "Thanx for adding me, I love Born Wicked, Cant wait for more!!! :)"

Thank you, Raafia! :-D


Raafia Thanx for adding me, I love Born Wicked, Cant wait for more!!! :)


Jessica Ali wrote: "Thank you for being friends with me. I really LOVED BORN WICKED and I can't wait for more!"

Yay, I'm so glad! Thank you!


message 4: by Ali

Ali Thank you for being friends with me. I really LOVED BORN WICKED and I can't wait for more!


message 3: by Lily

Lily Jessica wrote: "Lily wrote: "Thank you for adding my friendship absolutly love your book Born Wicked. Any time you wanna talk about books am here. Are you going to make a 2 book? :)"

Hi Lily! Yes, book2 in the ..."


Awesome.


Jessica Lily wrote: "Thank you for adding my friendship absolutly love your book Born Wicked. Any time you wanna talk about books am here. Are you going to make a 2 book? :)"

Hi Lily! Yes, book2 in the Cahill WItch Chronicles will be out next February!


message 1: by Lily (last edited Feb 23, 2012 06:22PM)

Lily Thank you for adding my friendship absolutly love your book Born Wicked. Any time you wanna talk about books am here. Are you going to make a 2 book? :)


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