Giveaway – Winner!

Winner!!! We have a winner, picked randomly, for the TO BEAR AN IRON KEY giveaway! And the winner is... LOUISE WALKER Congratulations, Louise! Please email me (jax AT jackiekessler DOT com) with your postal address, and I'll send you a signed copy Continue Reading

Giveaway!!!

Super quick, because I'm blogging from the House of Plague (one son has strep throat; the other has a horrific cold that is trying to morph into a sinus infection; I'm walking around axe-kicking germs and knocking on wood). Yesterday, I received my Continue Reading

On The Joy Of Outlining

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When I first started writing novels, I was very much a pantser; planning stuff ahead of time just wasn't how I was wired. (And that wasn't just for writing; I barely remembered to book airline tickets the day before a conference.) I wrote my first Continue Reading

The Organic Revision

One of the definitions of "organic" is as follows: ORGANIC: denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. (Another has to do with expensive produce. But I digress.) The Continue Reading