Some Reading for the Holidays

cupcakeThe holidays are such a great time for introverts. I typed sarcastically.

Come down stairs and say hello to people, Jessica.

Get out of your room, Jessica.

Put the book down, Jessica.

Unlock this car door, Jessica.

You get the point. But I have books to finish reading and books to finish writing. In fact, I started a new YA piece. Sci Fi this time. But, much like with Charlotte, I’ve got myself a premise and a scene and not much else.

I’m hoping my family’s gift to me this year is some alone time so I can meditate on where this story is going. I need to think about my main character and get to know her. I’m telling her story in first person present so I’ll be in her head more than I was ever in Joanna’s. Plus, I’m only just unraveling the major plot. So it’s barely in planning right now.


By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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