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We gots praise, yes we do

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

You know what’s cool about being an author? Besides the bow ties and fezzes, I mean? It’s getting other authors to read your book before it’s a printed book. I was fortunate enough to have three amazing people read the LOSS manuscript…and here’s what they have to say about it.

“Jackie Morse Kessler has a keen eye for capturing the awkward uncertainty of adolescence, which she wraps quite deliciously in a coating of mystery, fright, and suspense. LOSS is a treat for readers, a one-of-a-kind, twisty turny carnival ride through Billy Ballard’s struggles and triumphs. I loved this book.”
Andrew Smith, author of The Marbury Lens

“I lost sleep to finish this, and I’m not sorry at all. Jackie Morse Kessler’s prose illuminates an ancient, disintegrating king as poignantly and effortlessly as it does a bullied teen; it’s easy to see ourselves reflected in Mita’s grief and Billy’s desperation. LOSS is whip-smart and elegant, a truly worthy companion to HUNGER and RAGE.”
Saundra Mitchell, author of The Vespertine

“Gritty and raw with powerful truths. An addictive read.”
Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight

Thanks so much, Andrew, Saundra and Sophie!!!

And really, if you haven’t read The Marbury Lens, The Vespertine, or Firelight (or Sophie’s latest, Vanish)…what are you waiting for? Also, Andrew’s new book, Stick, will hit the shelves in October. Preorder your copy at fine bookstores near you!



Hear Me Roar (or Laugh) – Interviewed on the Once & Future Podcast

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The amazing Anton Strout interviewed me on the inaugural episode of The Once & Future Podcast! Oh, yes, and he interviewed Charlaine Harris and the Paperback Dolls. I talk about lots of things, from my first failed novel to my stint in the Buffyverse to LOSS to tae kwon do…and more! Come listen!

The Once & Future Podcast