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  • Ready. Set. WRITE! Week Five

    by: Jessica Leake/ 23

    I was invited to participate in Ready. Set. Write! by my CP and best friend Mandie, which makes sense since we’ve already been checking in with each other on our ...

  • Ready. Set. WRITE! Week Four

    by: Jessica Leake/ 11

    I was invited to participate in Ready. Set. Write! by my CP and best friend Mandie, which makes sense since we’ve already been checking in with each other on our ...

  • Ready. Set. WRITE! Week Three

    by: Jessica Leake/ 9

      How I did on last week's goals: So I'm excited to say that I finished my WIP last week! There's nothing like the rush that comes with finishing a first draft--that ...

  • Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 Week Two

    by: Jessica Leake/ 13

      How I did on last week's goals: I fell a little behind on my word count, but that's okay because I don't think this first draft will take as many words ...

  • Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 Week One

    by: Jessica Leake/ 8

      I was invited to participate in Ready. Set. Write! by my CP and best friend Mandie, which makes sense since we've already been checking in with each other on our ...

  • Riding during the Edwardian Era

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

      Horses and riding play big parts both in the lives of those who lived in the Edwardian Era and the lives of my characters in Arcana. I always include horses ...

  • The Edwardian Era: The Last Era of Excess

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

        With Arcana due out in only 6 months (a blink of the eye in publishing time!), I thought it might be interesting to do a series of blog posts on ...

  • I may have 2 toddlers and a newborn, but I don’t lose sleep at night.

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

    There were many things to be nervous about when I found out I was having baby number 3, and lack of sleep was pretty high on the list. I don't function ...

  • Arcana Cover Reveal

    by: Jessica Leake/ 3

    I am SO excited to be able to share the final cover for ARCANA! I absolutely love it--the colors, the ethereal quality of it, the way the designer played up ...

  • Sometimes the Road to Publishing Is Long…And That’s Okay

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

      Last Christmas, I got one of the best presents EVER: a fabulous agent (full story here) . And this Christmas, I got yet another awesome present: an offer from Skyhorse ...