Jessica Topper

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Jessica Topper is an ex-librarian turned rock n' roll number cruncher. She can trace her love for the written word back to age three, when she memorized Maurice Sendak's "Chicken Soup with Rice" in its entirety.

After her daughter was born, Jessica left the Manhattan library world and began working for her husband's music management company. He offered her a part-time bookkeeping job so she could "stay home for the baby's first year" and pursue her dream of writing.

The baby is now fifteen, and Jessica has been working her full-time, sold-her-soul-for-rock-n-roll job as Office Manager for veteran jam band moe. ever since. She may have traded in books for bookkeeping, but the written word is never far from her mind, or her heart.

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Jessica Topper Hi Elena - glad to hear you enjoyed it! I do have some ideas for additional books in the series - and I think there are some other characters who…moreHi Elena - glad to hear you enjoyed it! I do have some ideas for additional books in the series - and I think there are some other characters who deserve books of their own - but nothing is official yet. I will keep you posted! (less)
Jessica Topper Great question! I had so much fun finding inspiration for Adrian and his axes. (Looking at pictures of hot rocking guitarists and listening to many…moreGreat question! I had so much fun finding inspiration for Adrian and his axes. (Looking at pictures of hot rocking guitarists and listening to many smoking solos is totally book research...)

When we meet Adrian, he is playing a battered Guild 12-string acoustic, and later he mentions his friend Randy gave it to him. That was my homage to Randy Rhoads, one of my all-time favorite guitarists.

But naturally, a musician of Adrian's caliber (and wealth) would own many guitars. :) Mostly electric ones. He shares his "secret" new composition with Kat in his bedroom playing his signature Ibanez, which is like a classic metal guitar. And he plays a Roadstar (also an Ibanez brand) when he sits in with Jim's band, Dead Can Dream.

But in my mind, and in various incarnations of this book (many deleted scenes) Adrian does favor a 70s Goldtop Gibson Les Paul, which he claims was his first guitar. :) (less)
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“You've got this...this love-no, it's louder than love. It's passion and beauty built up inside you that deserves to burst out.”
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“I guess I'm not a very spiritual person. I don't think things always 'happen for a reason,' everything must be 'God's way,' or (and this is one of Karen's favorites) 'He only gives you what you can handle.' I simply believe, and I'm sorry to sound crude about it, that shit happens. Period.

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Jessica Mo wrote: "Jessica, just finished this book. Amazing, I loved it. Cannot wait for more books from you. xxx"

Thanks much, Mo - I'm over-the-moon thrilled you loved it! Cheers!


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Mo Jessica, just finished this book. Amazing, I loved it. Cannot wait for more books from you. xxx


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