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Can you spot the queer merfolk? Love the cozy YA / middle grade / children's nook at @shopwhittybooks . Thanks for giving my novels a wonderful home and in good company. Y'all are the best. 🥰

ID: several wooden shelves with books propped up against a blue wall.

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But like if I drive to the POD warehouse and picked them up myself…wouldn't that be…cheaper? Anyone wanna hop over to Tennessee with me?

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Pick up a copy of A Mean Piece of Water and/or Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life if you're into soft YA SFF where all the queers live and the baddies are turds in Earth invading ways.

📸 by @pqmultimedia

Id: stack of A Mean Piece of Water wand Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life on a table cloth at Whitty Books.

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BUCKLE UP, NOODLES, I'M GETTIN' EMOTIONAL.

2022 was a totally bonkers blink of an eye rollercoaster of what even is happening. Not always in a good way. And not always in a bad way.

I'm a few days late…because 2023 seems to be stepping right in line with 22 already…but here are so freaking awesome and magical things that happened to me in 2022.

Year In Review: Awesome Sauce Edition

🐶 threw a puppy shower for Meredith. We really need to stop only giving flowers for babies and weddings, because you know what is really special and silly and fun? A PUPPY PARTY. You know who wants to come to a puppy party? LITERALLY EVERYONE. Celebrate your friends and their milestones because we all deserve that. Also, pets are FAMILY.

🦄 hosted two fun af booklaunch parties With Victoria (@neoncreepy) at @shopwhittybooks and I can't believe she and I weren't friends before 2022. It's wild to me and feels like we've known each other a heck of a lot longer than that.

💅 featured on Grey's Anatomy. Oh. Right…have I not mentioned that…today?

🛸 irl weirdo meetups with @thereadingskeleton and @foreverinastory. We bonded thanks to @b2weird and I would be so sad if we went a single day without sending each other queer or adhd or cat reels. Internet friends are REAL FRIENDS and I can't believe I got to see them TWICE.

So here's to more weird and more magic and more friendships in 2023.

Photo of me by @pqmultimedia

ID: graphic with the following written on it: 🐶 threw a puppy shower for m
🦄 hosted two fun af booklaunch parties With v
💅 featured on Grey's Anatomy
🛸 irl weirdo meetups with r&A
And a photograph of Jes in front of Whitty Books.

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Considering adding more #IndieBooks to your #TBR for 2023? Might I shamelessly plug my own?

If aliens and or merfolk is your jam check out Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life and A Mean Piece of Water.

Both are available online and from @shopwhittybooks !

📸 by @pqmultimedia

ID: both books held up in a brightly lit bookshop.

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What's a cool thing one of your friends has done recently?

When you and your friend @hvpattersonwriter get to swap signatures on your publications and you just wanna brag about it because she's awesome. 🥰

Otherwise: Tulsa is frozen. I've got the flu. And Phantom Menace actually goes over better after 20 years.

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📸: @pqmultimedia

ID: Jes and H.V., two bespectacled white women holding their books at @shopwhittybooks and grinning

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🐙Need a gift for the local sff weirdo in your life?

Both A Mean Piece of Water and Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life are available now!

In or close to Tulsa? Copies are available at @shopwhittybooks and I will personalize each one upon request!

Link in bio for other purchasing options!

ID: graphic with the above listed titles and text reading "merfolk. Lakes. Cults. Portals" pointing to A Mean Piece of Water and "aliens. Invasions. Also portals" pointing to Chronicles.

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Book number three let's gooooo…eviscerate draft number one because phew it's rough.

Shoutout @sonacoffeeok for keeping the drip coffee coming.

Btw "Dragon shit" is just a working title. 🤣

Oh and surprise. Pretty sure they're all gonna be part of a series because I can do what I want and Chuck and Jean and Florence need to hang out.

Hope y'all have a greatFriday!

Id: white table with a cup of coffee, a stack of printer paper with "Dragon shit by jes" on it, a pink keyboard and some decorative Christmas trees.

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So about last Friday.
It was absolutely wonderful.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible, especially everyone who came out to celebrate my book. I think I'll write another one, so I can throw another party.

Miss the event? Whitty Books has copies in stock!

Huge shout outs to:
@shopwhittybooks for hosting and being my friends and lots of other mushy stuff.

@color_vomit for my portal demon earrings, 😈 I'm obsessed

@pqmultimedia for the gorgeous photographs

ID: Jes, a white lady with glasses and short curly hair, smiles mid laugh while seated at a table set up to sign books. There are flowers on the table.

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It's perfect. It's fine.
#IndieAuthor #BuyMyBook #AMeanPieceofWater #amWriting

Which are you most excited about?🐳🧜🐙🚤🎣🩳💧?

🐳 Oklahoma field trip bingo card
🧜 Lake Merfolk
🐙 A giant octopus
😈 demon summoning evil cult
🩳 MC 1: Kye a nonbinary land dwelling mega crush
💧MC 2: Dani a super clever and bi merfolk
🚤Oklahoma Lake Life

Tomorrow is the big launch party and I am so excited! Boooooooks! About queer merfolk!!!! And nerds!

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

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🥳🎂🌈It's my birthday!

Join me this Friday December 9th from 5-7 at Whitty books to celebrate my birthday and the birth of my second book!

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: Jes stands in front of a brick wall painted like a rainbow, smiling and holding a copy of her book.

Hashtags: #IndieAuthor #AMeanPieceOfWater #WhittyBooks #BirthdayKid

Cookies or Wine?

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).

Sign up for my newsletter (link in bio)!

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my books!
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Thanks to @pqmultimedia for the fantastic photo.

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.

#IndieAuthor #BookLaunchParty #IndieBook #QueerMermaids #QueerBooks

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.

“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: 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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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 "Cyber Monday Personalized copies available for pre-order from Whitty books Link in bio! ”

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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).

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

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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

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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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