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JEANNE LYET GASSMAN lives in Arizona where the desert landscape inspires much of her fiction. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has received fellowships from Ragdale and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

In addition to writing, Jeanne teaches creative writing workshops in the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area. Her work has appeared in Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Red Savina Review, The Museum of Americana, Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters, Switchback, Literary Mama, and Barrelhouse, among many others. Her debut novel, BLOOD OF A STONE, received a 2015 IPPY Award for religious fiction.

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Jeanne Debbie "DJ" wrote: "Hey Jeanne, Thanks for the friend invite. Looking forward to chatting books with you. :)"

Nice to meet you, too! I noticed you like historical fiction and work that is dark and intense. Would you be interested in reading my debut historical novel, Blood of a Stone (Tuscany Press), with an eye to a review? Pre-pub reviews have praised the book for its immersion into time and place, complex characters, and fast pace. The book currently has 4.8 stars on Goodreads.

Blood of a Stone is slated for release in mid-March. I'd be happy to send you a .pdf or if you prefer, it's available on NetGalley to download.

Thanks for connecting with me.

Best Regards,
Jeanne


Debbie "DJ" Hey Jeanne, Thanks for the friend invite. Looking forward to chatting books with you. :)


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April Neill I loved your story in the book "Sonoran Mirage." What sets you apart from any other author for me is I still think of your writing in my life as certain situations arise. I can remember your characters and flashback to the scene I created in my imagination. Great writing!


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Matt Chatelain Hi Jeanne. I added some vidoes. Check them out if you get a chance.


Jeanne Hi, Matt. When I get more organized, I'll start filling out my lists and rankings.


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Matt Chatelain hey, a new friend out of the blue


Jeanne Thanks, Diane. School is out next week, so I'm ready to dig into some more reading.


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Diane Hoover If you are looking for a good read, Jeanne, try Our Daily Bread by Lauren B. Davis. What a writer she is and what story she tells.


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