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It all started with an inexplicable slab of marble.
And now I can’t get her out of my head. It’s more than inspiration. It’s compulsion.
I see her in my dreams. And I wake up covered in marble dust, her statue more complete in front of me.
I can’t stop sculpting, and I can’t save the angel girl.
Now iconoclasts, a quartet of archangels, and a voodoo queen—along with the plague of little old ladies running my life—are all far too interested in the outcome.
I miss normal New Orleans. (Yeah, I said it.)
But there’s no going back until I free her and get the literal heavenly host out of my life. And maybe there’s no going back then.
- What is on your nightstand?
Ha! Brace yourselves. It’s usually a disaster. The nightstand supports some necessary clutter: a lamp, a rescue radio on a charger, charger cables for my phone and noise cancelling headphones, a stack of books—right now, it’s Shatter Me, The Witch With No Name, and A Map of Days—a jar of melatonin, random hair ties and earrings, a coaster with a glass of water, and light-up skull glass that contains pens, markers, and pencils.
- What author would you totally fan?
J.K. Rowling. I adore the Harry Potter series. I read it over and over as a child and still appreciate the world building and writing.
- What makes you cringe?
- Those awful scenes in TV shows where someone is just as awkward asking someone out as I would be.
- Someone stepping off trail in a fragile area in a park or preserve
- Shoes squeaking on a floor on a rainy day
- Every new and horrifying sound at the dentist’s office
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I am actually a mix of the two. I used to just sit down and record my characters’ days, writing like a medium for their lives. But that can lead to sudden, unplanned plot changes and massive editing once the final sentence is written. I am working with more of an outline now, but not an obsessively detailed one. For me, it’s the best of both worlds.
- Is there a word you love to use?
In Where Angels Can’t Follow, I enjoyed describing an “ouroboros of darkness”. Ouroboros is traditionally a snake eating itself, but it can describe a ring of any sort. And in this case, the darkness ate the light. Ouroboros conveyed the horror of a devouring disaster in a way that ring, hoop, circle, or donut couldn’t have done.
Also, if you have any pictures of your pet you would like to share, please attach them. My readers love animals!
I have attached a picture of Odin, the German Shepherd who guards me when I have panic attacks.
Jessi Kallison is a young adult urban fantasy author and poet. Her first novel Iron Shards is currently available, with upcoming releases of Where Angels Can’t Follow and Hell and High Water scheduled for Fall 2020. She is working on her third novel when she’s not exploring caves, prying her kids away from computer screens, running, or gardening. In addition to that rather time- consuming list, Jessi is enthusiastic about sci-fi and anything with enough caffeine to give her heart palpitations.
3 winners will receive a paperback of Jessi’s book IRON SHARDS, US Only.
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