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Join me this Friday December 9th from 5-7 at Whitty books!

There will be books, autographs, complimentary refreshments, laughter, joy, some of that sweet sweet bookish swag.

Let’s launch some books. Hope to see you there!

“A Mean Piece of Water” is on available for pre-order from @shopwhittybooks ! You can get a personalization (and I do really mediocre doodles on request as well, lol).

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ID: Text reading: Book Launch Friday! Join me Friday December 9th from 5-7 At Whitty Books! books, autographs, complimentary, refreshments, laughter, joy. Next to an image of Jes at a book signing table and two other women stand in line getting their copies signed.

👽🧜🏽‍♀️🐉🦮 I may go full universe building with this whole portal thing y'all.

Anyway. Preorder my second book now! Link in bio.

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What’s a joy in your life right now? Also, anyone want to move to Coffeyville and open up a sno cone shack?

I got to spend the weekend on a mini quest with my mom and stayed with my BFF and it was quick but so good for me.

I’ve driven past this place about fifty times on the way to KC and this time I remembered to stop and have my mom take some pictures for me.

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ID: jes’s hand holds up a copy of A Mean Piece of Water in front of a brick wall painted like a rainbow.

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It's #CyberMonday #“A Mean Piece of Water” is on available for pre-order from @shopwhittybooks ! You can get a personalization (and I do really mediocre doodles on request as well, lol).

Reserve your copy now, since most of them are on a ranch in Kansas.

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Small Business Saturday (EVERYDAY). Go check out @shopwhittybooks if you haven't. Not just books but all sorts of puzzles and tarot cards and gifts!

“A Mean Piece of Water” is on available for pre-order from @shopwhittybooks ! You can get a personalization (and I do really mediocre doodles on request as well, lol).

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ID: Victoria stands behind a counter covered in books and hands a copy to a customer.

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Have you rested this week?

Going to try and rest today before the two week push leading up to the release of A Mean Piece of Water!

Starting with a themed bath thanks to @pawsandclawsinkc 🥰🥰🥰

If you want to get a copy be sure and scoop up a personalized one from @shopwhittybooks. Half of the ones I ordered at on a ranch in Kansas so hurry. 😬

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ID: A Mean Piece of Water on a bath shelf with a Mermaid bath bomb and a candle

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Let's change the subject
#Nano2022 #nanowrimo2022 #GameOfTomes #WritersOfInstagram #indieAuthors #IndieAuthor

🥳Giveaway closed! Congratulations @javadiva send me a DM to claim your prize.

As an indie author, I get to control every aspect of my book, which is extremely daunting, but also very cool. So I decided to publish “A Mean Piece of Water” using the font “open dyslexic”. It’s an open source accessible font that helps dyslexic folks read.

While I’m not dyslexic, I also just kinda like the font.

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“A Mean Piece of Water” is on available for pre-order from @shopwhittybooks ! You can get a personalization (and I do really mediocre doodles on request as well, lol).

Reserve your copy now, since most of them are on a ranch in Kansas.

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ID: graphic which includes the cover of A Mean Piece of Water which has an illustration of a deep bronze merfolk and a long haired human on a dock. Next to the cover is text reading “Preorder now: Personalized copies available for pre-order from Whitty books Link in bio! ”

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Book Launch Friday December 9th at Whitty Books from 5-7!

Come grab a copy, watch me sign it, have a beverage and soak up the vibes. "A Mean Piece of Water" is my Oklahoma lake merfolk book that no one begged to be written, but we all wanted it. 🤣

After the amazing author talk @shopwhittybooks with RJ Joseph last night I'm even more excited about my upcoming book launch event!

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ID: Jes's hand holding a flyer with the book cover and information about the event on it in front of a bookshelf.

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Is this….did I write this book? Are there even any portals in it?

😅 Story time already talked to Mrs. Bosse author of this dashing cowboy story and we're getting our swapped books sorted. Might even get to take a road trip to Kansas depending on shipping prices. 🤣

Hooray for the #indieAuthorCommunity I guess. And also people listing their cell numbers on their websites? Please clap for me. I called an actual number. Worked out. Rosie is a delight.

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Twenty by turkey 🦃 because I am a writer who understands that alliteration works. 😅

Please take a second to rate/review if you get a chance. Unless you hated it… in which case you can just pretend you never saw this. ..

Tagging @foreverinastory
Because I'm absolutely shameless.

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Got to speak as an author for the first time in front of a great crowd at @tulsalibrary for the third annual Lpcal Writers Convention!

It was a whirlwind and super nerve wracking, but ended up having such a blast talking with other local writers and discussing local bookshops with @neoncreepy !

Hope to do more things like this!

ID: jes stands grinning in front of the Tulsa central library next to a cardboard box.

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What was the best field trip you remember going on?

Content warnings for “A Mean Piece of Water” are up on The Storygraph, and I added some details here.

As always, if you have ANY questions, please let me know and I’m happy to give spoiler or not spoiler filled details. We gotta take care of ourselves, my loves.

CWs:

Injury / injury detail

Church based cult

Potential drowning

Taxidermy and mention of hunting for sport

Medical content and some blood

Alcohol consumption (like a few low point beers)

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🥳💜Happy Pub day to this beautiful piece of lit. So excited for you @obeytheauthor and for me. Because I adore Rasia and need as much of her in my life as I can get.

Check out Dragon Your Bones, sequel to Bones to the Wind by Tatiana Obey in this stunning and total blast of a duology.

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Dyslexic reader giveaway! I’m giving away a signed copy of “A Mean Piece of Water” to a dyslexic reader.

As an indie author, I get to control every aspect of my book, which is extremely daunting, but also very cool. So I decided to publish “A Mean Piece of Water” using the font “open dyslexic”. It’s an open source accessible font that helps dyslexic folks read.

While I’m not dyslexic, I also just kinda like the font.

Rules to enter: either comment below that you’re entering or send me a DM if you’re more comfortable.

Open globally. I’ll randomly draw the winner once I have copies in hand. Must be 18 or older or have a parent’s permission to give me your address for mailing purposes.

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So this feels extremely satisfying.

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ID: photo of a computer screen with the projects page of Jes’s nanowrimo profile. The top listed project is therapy dragons as “in progress.” below is lake merfolk “completed.” and then space gays “published.”

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Which is scarier: alligators you can see, or alligators you can’t see?

“A Mean Piece of Water” is on @the.storygraph ! If you’re not already using, Story Graph, this is your sign to start. It’s so geared toward readers and I just love it.

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