BROKEN CHORDS has a Cover!
I'm so excited to share the cover of my YA horror Novella, BROKEN CHORDS, which my editor at Leap Books calls CREAPTASTIC.
I'm a Pitch Wars Mentor!
April 3, 2017
I am thrilled to have been selected to serve as a #PitchWars mentor in the 2017 competition. For followers of my blog, you know that I was lucky to be selected as a winner of #P2P16, which was just about a year ago now. The time around that competition was one of the most AMAZING and EXCITING of my entire life. First, just following the #tenqueries on Twitter.
Then, seeing tweets that MIGHT have been mine... Of course, we never really knew, but sometimes we could guess. Then, finding out I was getting a request for more pages. GAH!
Now, I'm going to have the honor to give back to the writing community. After all, I signed with my incredible agent as a result of this competition. It would be the most incredible thing to have an author I mentor go on to sign with an agent and then get a book deal.
Check back here often for updates and the schedule of event, which I'll be posting in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out more about Pitch Wars here on Brenda Drake's site.
Until then, Congratulations to all the Mentors! We're going to have a great time!
Deal Announcement: TEN PAST CLOSING, Sky Pony Press, 2018
January 27, 2017
I thought my dreams came true when I was accepted into Pitch2Publication in 2016 (I worked with the amazing Rebecca Faith Heyman) and signed with my rockstar agent, Dr. Uwe Stender. Now they've REALLY come true because, thanks to my agent and #TeamTriada, I just sold my debut novel, a Young Adult Thriller, to Sky Pony Press! Editor Alison Weiss has worked on some fabulous projects already (including another TriadaUS book, TIMEKEEPER by Tara Sim), and now I get to work with her on
TEN PAST CLOSING. I am so thankful, so excited, and my mind is still a little blown. (More than a little.)
You can see this announcement in Publishers Weekly right here.
Look here for more news as we approach publication in Spring 2018! (It's going to be here before we know it!)
ZOMBIE CHUNKS is now available!
January 14, 2017
I'm so excited to announce my latest story acceptance. My dark, uber-gross comedy will appear in ZOMBIE CHUNKS from Dead Silent Publishing. Check here for more info.
I'll be serving as an Associate Editor for
June 10, 2016
One of the best parts of getting stories accepted in anthologies is the fact that you get to meet new people. Because our contributions to "Fright before Christmas," I got to meet Ty Drago, the awesome author of "The Undertaker" series read more...
Jessica Bayliss is an author of commercial fiction. She is a lover of all things writing and reading, coffee, and dogs, especially one special Havanese & a very ornery cockatiel.