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Jesse James Freeman

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Hi. I write books because my therapist said that I need to express myself in a positive way. Thus, after sniffing too much Carpet Fresh, Billy Purgatory: I am the Devil Bird & Billy Purgatory and the Curse of the Satanic Five were born into the world as the gypsy lady predicted long ago.

They're about skateboards, Greek mythology monster stuff, Jimmy Hoffa, emotionally-unavailable vampire girlfriends, LBJ's UFO, and tentacles.

I don't think either of those books were what my therapist had in mind because she started charging me more after they were published.

I also contributed to: Write for the Fight by Tess Thompson and Tracey Frazier, Nightfalls: Notes from the end of the world, and the Orange Karen Anthology.

I'm at war with: cobras, y
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Say what you will about 2016 (largely, I am/was not a fan), but there was some good stuff that appeared in our world on the millions of channels of Television/streaming that we all employ on a daily. Long-form storytelling is at an all time high, many referring to it as the “Golden Age of TV” (or some such/paraphrase as you will) and I am not here to dispute that claim. Television has grabbed m...

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"I'm setting this one to the side..I just not into it. Some parts of it are funny and then it goes off into the wild blue yonder. With a giant rooster. It's trying to be too funny and it's not pulling it off. I just feel cheese oozing from it.


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"I reviewed this novel once before, but 1. It was a shitty review, 2. I know it was a shitty review because 3. I loved the book, I just didn’t really know why at the time, and 4. I’m getting ready to finally read book two (I’m probably the last one..." Read more of this review »
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“I should write a serious book on China. If I did that and put in a lot of subtext about love and maybe compared it to the Great Wall or communism or something I could show the parallels between how we are forced to act in society due to cultural mores, versus how we really are, like, behind our own personal Jungian Great Walls. Then people would take my writing seriously like they do with Marni and Tess and that guy who wrote the Great Gatsby.”
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“I can’t stop and all I have is a word addiction. Conjunction-Junction really fucked me up as a kid. This is all childhood trauma that’s manifesting itself in word needles and I can’t find enough good veins.”
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“The only other consistent thing in Billy’s life was his father. Billy didn’t call him that though. He’d always called him Pop. Billy’s Pop would have laughed at all that career day stuff. Pop didn’t have crazy hair but Billy was pretty sure he was a genius. Pop told him stuff they didn’t let you in on at school, like how there was supposed to be future stuff already, like moving sidewalks and monorails and jetpacks. Pop told him that the government had lied and screwed people out of all that stuff and the only reason we ever went to the moon was to bury Jimmy Hoffa up there.”
Jesse James Freeman, Billy Purgatory: I Am the Devil Bird

“I should write a serious book on China. If I did that and put in a lot of subtext about love and maybe compared it to the Great Wall or communism or something I could show the parallels between how we are forced to act in society due to cultural mores, versus how we really are, like, behind our own personal Jungian Great Walls. Then people would take my writing seriously like they do with Marni and Tess and that guy who wrote the Great Gatsby.”
Jesse James Freeman

“I can’t stop and all I have is a word addiction. Conjunction-Junction really fucked me up as a kid. This is all childhood trauma that’s manifesting itself in word needles and I can’t find enough good veins.”
Jesse James Freeman

“The only other consistent thing in Billy’s life was his father. Billy didn’t call him that though. He’d always called him Pop. Billy’s Pop would have laughed at all that career day stuff. Pop didn’t have crazy hair but Billy was pretty sure he was a genius. Pop told him stuff they didn’t let you in on at school, like how there was supposed to be future stuff already, like moving sidewalks and monorails and jetpacks. Pop told him that the government had lied and screwed people out of all that stuff and the only reason we ever went to the moon was to bury Jimmy Hoffa up there.”
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message 9: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


message 8: by Jesse

Jesse Freeman Thank you! I'm excited to mail your book to the good old UK! Lucinda wrote: "Dear Jessie,
I would like to thank you for being my friend on Goodreads & for also the fantastic book giveaway (i am waiting in excitement & anticipation to read your book!). It certainly looks in..."



Lucinda Dear Jessie,
I would like to thank you for being my friend on Goodreads & for also the fantastic book giveaway (i am waiting in excitement & anticipation to read your book!). It certainly looks interesting & i love reading all kinds of genre, so it will be a welcome new adition to my bookshelf here in the UK. Thank you so much once again and the very best of luck in continuing with your sucsessful & fulfilling writing, that i am sure many readers will be eagerly awaiting. Lucinda xxx


message 6: by Jesse

Jesse Freeman Andy wrote: "Nice to meet you:)" Nice to meet you as well!


message 5: by Andy

Andy Nice to meet you:)


message 4: by Jesse

Jesse Freeman Phoenix wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

Thanks for accepting, glad to meet you!


Phoenix Emrys Thanks for the invite!


message 2: by Jesse

Jesse Freeman Thanks, Maureen. Cheers.


Maureen Mullis Hi Jesse, thanks for adding this fellow writer to your circle of friends. I look forward to your book reviews/recommendations. Happy reading ... and writing!


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