I never set out on a mission to write the Coming Home books. From the beginning, they were stories I wanted to tell, I just didn’t know how to tell them. I wanted to write about soldiers – active duty soldiers who were still soldiers – who were facing everything the war and the army… Read More
Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two
daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO
and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a
terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a
pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked
some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are
pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her,
despite burned water and a messy house.
I’m a career soldier, with 16 years in the Army and I
love everything about Army life. I joined right out of high
school and was promptly shipped off to Germany where I met
my husband. I went from Sergeant First Class (E7) to Second
Lieutenant (01E) in 2007.
Now, I’m a company commander in charge of 130
soldiers, a mom with two young kids who never sit still, and
an Army wife, whose husband is back in Iraq.
Join me at my blog, Twitter, and Facebook because the Army
adventure never stops!
Until a few years ago, I had no idea hard writing really
was. I’d always written and started several projects
over the years, burning out after a few dozen pages.
After the War was the first novel I ever finished and
it will always hold a special place in my heart because of
that, even if it now remains under my bed. Blogging from
Iraq landed me a spot on PBS Point of View, tackling tough
issues involving women and war. Its an experience I’ll
After the War was followed by multiple novels, all
pulled from my experiences as an soldier who has lived
through both being deployed and being the spouse left at
home with the kids. Most of those books will never see daylight.
When I wrote ALL FOR YOU, I was contemplating giving up writing. I was angry about a lot of things, some real life, some related to writing but all in all, I was not in a good place. I put everything I had into that book and thankfully, my editor fell in love with it…. Read More
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Left Coast Crime, anyone?
I’m head over heels in research for my second Fanny Newcomb historical mystery (working title…FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE FRENCH QUARTER LAUDANUM LOVER). And I’m loving it! I’m investigating historic poisons, studying Italian immigration to New Orleans, and inspecting French Quarter Sanborn Fire maps online (courtesy of the fabulous Library of Congress). And here are some… Read More