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💜👽Tell me something about you! ⁣

Some new followers so I thought I should reintroduce myself!

I'm Jes and in no particular order, here are some facts about me:⁣

Neurodivergent ADHD and anxiety Pigeon⁣

My life is run by two dictator weenie dogs⁣

A Mean Piece of Water coming December 2022.⁣

Writer if queer YA SFF

Proud weirdo⁣

This is my favorite shirt. ⁣

ID: graphic with a photo of Jes in a colorful mushroom shirt with the above listed facts and arrows pointing to her. ⁣

Hashtags: #NaNoWriMo #CampNano #IndieAuthor #AmWriting #Amediting #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #AMeanPieceOfWater

Time to read this lake merfolk book about eight TRILLION more times. You'd think I'd remember the jokes better. Or maybe I'll just make reels and forget about my second book child.

JK I LOVE YOU. Please buy book child number one if queer SFF is your jam. And follow along as #AMeanPieceOfWater nears the time when I never have to read it again. 😅

Who plans on doing some cosplay this spooky season?

Cover reveal for "Dragon Your Bones" is blowing me away and I am obsessed with it.

Follow @obeytheauthor to keep up to date on how to order and pick up "Bones to the Wind" if you haven't already. I'm halfway through and can't put it down.

It checks off all my needs and wants:
✔️ duology
✔️ queer
✔️ sff
✔️ badass femme leads
✔️ sand monsters

ID: book cover edited onto a counter at a bookshop with a femme wearing a flowy robe and an armored corset on the cover.

Hashtags: #DragonYourBones #TheKull #IndieAuthor #coverReveal #SFF

Title Reveal! "A Mean Piece of Water" coming this December.

Subscribe to my newsletter to keep up to date about release days and for an early peek at the cover! Link in bio

Summary:

Dani and Kye would do anything to save their families, their homes, their neighbors, and especially each other.

And their pets. They both really love their pets.

So, when a threat to their entire world forces them to take action, there's no question about whether the two of them will meet the challenge.

In the follow up to her debut YA novel, Jes McCutchen returns with another humorous cast of queer characters whose lives have a touch of fantasy to them.

ID: collage grid with the following images, left to right and top to bottom:
1. Image of purple octopus tentacles
2. Back of an old pickup truck parked in front of a stone building with a sunset in the background
3. Close up of pearly and blue merfolk scales
4-6: the title "A Mean Piece of Water" spread across three images on green background with orange and pink clip art paint streaks and octopus graphics.
7. A large cliff above a lake is covered in graffiti and someone splashes into the water at the bottom
8. In a dark photograph a group of people stand in a pond on a small piece of swampy land.
9. Feet in boots rest near a burning fire pit

Hashtags:
#AMeanPieceOfWater #IndieAuthor #LakeMerfolk #LakeMermaids #MermaidBooks #QueerReads #YoungAdult #SFF #TitleReveal

It's Weirdoversary week!!! @b2weird is celebrating its second spin around the sun and I'm going to show off some of our reads.

Cheers for the books that affirm and validate all folks seamlessly. I always want to write books where diversity of gender is accepted and just part of that world. There's enough of the real world that doesn't accept everyone.

The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamina is one of my favorite reads this year!

In The Watchful City by S Qiouyi Lu is one of my favorites reads of last year!

Plus, they're both on the shorter side but with hella world building so check them out!

The club is centered on marginalized authors and diverse stories and if you're into SFF, please reach out! We're always looking for new weirdos!

PS…title reveal tomorrow?

ID: graphic with covers of the above listed books and the text: B2W Tours Non Binary Affirming Worlds. There are black clip art images in the corners of octopus tentacles.

Hashtags: #weirdoversary #b2W #B2weird #IndieAuthors #TheBruisingOfQilwa #InTheWatchfulCity

🧜🏽‍♀️Would you rather be a merfolk in the ocean, a river or a lake?🏝🏞🛁

Who's ready for queer lake merfolk? Who maybe are a little into their land dwelling best friend?

Meet Dani and stay tuned for a title reveal coming up this week! (Shout out to both of the Danis in my life who inspired the name and deserve alllll the golden brown merfolk.)

Sign up for my newsletter (link in bio)!

And if you haven't already, check out my first book Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life. A book that is unrelated to my lake merfolk novel…but I mean Aliens are cool like merfolk so….

ID: nine photo collage with the following images top to bottom, left to right.
1. The words "be brave" in neon lights
2. Two hands holding each other in a pouring rain
3. Hands holding an orb like jewel and draped in pearls
4. A splash in water off of a lake dock
5. A green graphic with the text Dani on it and octopus tentacles clip art on the corners
6. A rich deep ebony skinned femme with intricate white braids and a net like orange shirt.
7. A golden brown skinned femme faces the camera head on. She has voluminous braids and tattoos
8. Close up of teal and pearly merfolk scales
9. Three human like heads float in a lake during a reflective sunset.

Hashtags: #IndieAuthor #IndieBook #AmEditing #AmPublishing #Merfolk #QueerMerfolk #OklahomaLakeLore #Weirdoversary

Blame it on the Weirdos. @b2weird totally blame y'all for these friendships. (And @wickandjanecandles ).

@foreverinastory and @thereadingskeleton are two of my most favorite people and have been so incredibly supportive of me in so many aspects of my life.

INTERNET FRIENDS ARE REAL FRIENDS*. And sometimes you meet up and sometimes they travel far far distance to celebrate your book launch.

*#Ssdgm though.

📷 by @pqmultimedia

ID: three white people wearing masks and bold prints side hug each other in a brightly lit bookshop.

Hashtags: #b2weird #WhittyBooks #BookLaunch #BookLaunchParty #Weirdoversary

🧜🏽‍♀️Would you rather be a merfolk or be besties with one?

Meet Kye and stay tuned for a title reveal coming up this week! I might have accidentally named both the MCs after @B2Weird bookclub members… 🤷‍♀️

Sign up for my newsletter (link in bio)!

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my books!
✔️ add it on @thestorygraph & goodreads
✔️ review it!
✔️ share my posts

ID: nine photo collage with the following images top to bottom, left to right.
1. A wooden peer leading to a calm lake
2. A group of young folks wrestling on a foggy beach
3. Someone taking a selfie wearing a green sweater
4. A white person with short black hair sits on a bench and kisses a fluffy white dog
5. A green graphic with the text "Kye" on it and octopus tentacles clip art on the corners
6. Someone in baggy khaki pants wearing black Chuck Taylor's sits and crosses their legs and is wearing a trench coat
7. A splash at the end of a dock in a lake
8. The interior of an old truck.
9. A gloved hand reaches out and pets a good dog.

Hashtags: #IndieAuthor #IndieBook #AmEditing #AmPublishing #Merfolk #QueerMerfolk #OklahomaLakeLore #Weirdoversary

Some Sunday love for my sweet alien invasion baby. Before I go full on next project 👀

Chuck will always be my first…but for second and third MC intros, stay tuned this week.

Making sure the Weirdoversary is a celebration and I wouldn't have the courage if I hadn't jumped into the @b2weird world.

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my book!
✔️ add it on @thestorygraph & goodreads
✔️ review it!
✔️ share my posts

📷 @pqmultimedia

ID: Chronicles is held up by white hands in a bookshop.

Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #DisasterQueers #SuperQueeros

It's Weirdoversary week!!! @b2weird is celebrating its second spin around the sun and I'm going to show off some of our reads.

My books are pretty much always going to have ensemble casts, because I can do what I want. 😅 And so I obviously love to read casts of unique characters! Plus, if it's not queer, i kinda don't want to read it? 🤷‍♀️

🐎Travelers Along the Way is a diverse retelling of Robin Hood and I'll leave it at that. SO much fun.

🎪The Bones of Ruin is a historical fantasy…set at a circus…again. I'll leave you with that.

The club is centered on marginalized authors and diverse stories and if you're into SFF, please reach out! We're always looking for new weirdos!

Also, peep the new color scheme….a new theme is coming…

ID: graphic with covers of the above listed books and the text: B2W '22 ensemble casts with queer characters. There are black clip art images in the corners of octopus tentacles.

Hashtags: #weirdoversary #b2W #B2weird #IndieAuthors #TravellersAlongTheWay #BonesOfRuin

✌️👽It's Weirdoversary week!!! @b2weird is celebrating its second spin around the sun and I'm going to show off some of our reads.

So far this year we've picked two #IndieBooks and as an indie author it's so encouraging to see folks enjoying the labors of love that other #indieAuthors have put out into the world.

Secrets and Truths by @write_wherever , an urban fantasy romance with vampires and weres and elementals, was our February pick!

Bones to the Wind by @obeytheauthor is our current book club read and I'm digging #theKull.

The club is centered on marginalized authors and diverse stories and if you're into SFF, please reach out! We're always looking for new weirdos!

Also, peep the new color scheme….a new theme is coming…

ID: graphic with covers of the above listed books and the text: B2W '22 Indie authors. There are black clip art images in the corners of octopus tentacles.

Hashtags: #weirdoversary #b2W #B2weird #IndieAuthors #

Hey look. My book that's all about friendships in front of an art piece that's all FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS!

Yes, I did bring my book for a photoshoot at @ahhatulsa when we saw the @julie_alpert show, #StickerBook

If you're in the area 10000% check it out.

Also. Buy my book? They all go really well together. 🤣

ID: Jes a white woman with glasses and short brown hair wearing a brightly colored and heavily patterned dress holds up a copy of her novel "Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life" in front of large scale painted wooden bracelet shapes.

Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #DisasterQueers #SuperQueeros #Ahha #AhhaTulsa #JulieAlpert #TulsaArtist

I was actually afraid to go double check how xe had phrased that quote because what if there was a bad review on the page?! 😅

Not to worry, VERY few reviews. If you write one that would be awesome and I promise not to read it unless Andy tells me it's glowing. 🤣

Follow @foreverinastory for more hot takes. (For real tho xe has top notch recs).

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my book!
✔️ add it on @thestorygraph & goodreads
✔️ review it!
✔️ share my posts

ID: graphic with text: have you reviewed Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life yet? Blogger Andy says "I'm in the acknowledgements!" Blogger @foreverinastory and an arrow pointing to the cover of Chronicles

Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #DisasterQueers #SuperQueeros

TLDR: SHOP LOCAL, NERDS.

big huge giant shoutout to @shopwhittybooks. Victoria is a DIAMOND in Tulsa and I am so incredibly grateful for her support as I branch into the publishing world.

They do book clubs and readings and poetry and art crawls and by focusing on small presses and indie authors they fill a literary niche that is more and more important as the big giant blob that is "traditional" publishing becomes ever harsher toward diverse writers and readers.

As an indie author, I was ready to not have my book on brick and morter store unless it was me slipping it in because I'm shameless, but today when I went to sign a few more personalized copies, Victoria asked me if I wanted to leave an extra for the shelf…in a way that made it seem like she didn't want to put ME out.

Y'all I'm floored and honored and got to have one of those "screaming/crying/throwing up" mental moments as I, wide eyed, left.

📸 Photo is from my book launch, which Victoria so graciously helped me pull off, and was taken by @pqmultimedia

@magiccitybooks and @Eleanorsbookshop I have a few more copies, if y'all need a couple. 😂

ID: a masked white woman puts a copy of Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life into a bag for a customer in a brightly painted bookshop.

Hashtags: Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #CuteMutants #DisasterQueers #SuperQueeros #WhittyBooks #ShopWhittyBooks #KendallWhittier #KWdistrict #Tulsa #TulsaArtist

Fave OFMD quote and gooooooo!

Ooooo daddy. Because it reminds me there are other humans just as awkward as I am.

If you like Our Flag Means Death and for real, who didn't? I did too and I'm not comparing my book to it. I just love them both.

I think I've probably watched OFMD as many times as I've read my book for editing purposes.

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my book!
✔️ add it on @thestorygraph & goodreads
✔️ review it!
✔️ share my posts

ID: graphic with text . If you like Our Flag Means Death and for real, who didn't? I did too and I'm not comparing my book to it. I just love them both.
next to images of the show cast and the cover of Chronicles.

Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #OFMD #DisasterQueers #SuperQueeros #OurFlagMeansDeath

What's your fave kind of swag to get with books?!

I still have lots available (though the @dolceplanner stickers are sadly gone) to send with personalized copies through @shopwhittybooks ! But I need ideas for next summer at @storyboundfest !

Thank you again @bibliotay for getting photos out of @pqmultimedia that I didn't realize I would adore!

ID: Taylor holding up two bookmarks, a sticker sheet and my card with Whitty Books in the background

#ShopIndie #WhittyBooks #TulsaAuthor #IndieAuthor #ShopLocal

If you could have a superpower what would it be??! I'm going with control the weather. 🥶🥵

🏏👽If you liked Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby, try Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life. Loveable queer MC who doesn't totally know who they are, but knows without a doubt that they'll go full dumpster fire if it means protecting their friends.

Also, if you haven't delved into the world of Cute Mutants, what are you waiting for?!?!

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my book!
✔️ add it on @thestorygraph & goodreads
✔️ review it!
✔️ share my posts

ID: graphic with text .If you liked Cute Mutants by SJ Whitby, try Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life next to images of both book covers.

Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #CuteMutants #DisasterQueers #SuperQueeros

Just me living my best life. Holding my own book at my fav local indie bookshop.

Have you ordered your copy of Chronicles of My Alien Invasion Life yet? Out now!

Thanks for the photo @pqmultimedia and @shopwhittybooks for hosting me!

Wanna help an #IndieAuthor?

✔️ order my book!
✔️ add it on @thestorygraph & goodreads
✔️ review it!
✔️ share my posts

ID: photo of jes holding Chronicles in front of Whitty Books.

Hashtags: #AmPublishing #IndieBookshop #IndieAuthor #ChroniclesOfMyAlienInvasionLife #Preorder #Bookstagram #SFF #LGBTQIAbooks #WhittyBooks #ShopWhittyBooks

🥳🤯Officially an author for the first annual @storyboundfest and I cannot wait! The amount of support the indie book community shares is INCREDIBLE.

👽✌️Here's the the Queer SFF happy endings only niche that I can't wait to share with the world!

Check it out if you haven't already! And if you can't make it to the convention, follow them as they promote the heck out of indie authors.

Thank you so much @storyboundfest for making this debut author so happy!!

ID: graphic with StoryBound Fest logo and words "let the invasion begin" with a swirly arrow pointing to the logo.

Hashtags:
#StoryboundFest #IndieAuthor #KansasCity #DebutAuthor

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