The 6 Favorite People I Follow on Twitter

Oh Twitter, how I love you. Facebook, you're good, too, but I feel like I can respond more to general stuff on Twitter, versus the way Facebook makes us set up pages, I can't see anything my 'fans' post there beyond what they put on my page. They both have their value, but sometimes I can get into random conversations with people on Twitter, and you all know how much I love random stuff. So here are my 6 favorite people I follow on Twitter. They are awesome and maybe you'll like to follow them, too: 1. Read more [...]

A Note to Authors: Please Shut Up

We're in a whole new year now, a few weeks in even and I've been reflecting back on 2012 as I meander my way into remembering to put '13 on anything I write or post. One of the things I've been thinking of is that there sure were a lot of 'author blowups'. Authors freaking out on their blogs. Freaking out on Facebook. Freaking out on websites dedicted to calling out 'bullies'. Freaking out about reviews, other authors, readers and the list goes on and on and on and on.... Here's my hope for 2013: Read more [...]

Opening the Floor for Questions

It's a new year and with new years always come new promises. I've made one to myself that I'll blog more often and I have some pretty cool topics I'm hoping I'll be able to cover in the next 12 months. But I also want to write things that are interesting to you all, so I'm opening up the floor for questions. If you've ever wanted to know anything about: Writing Publishing Zombies Monsters Where Ideas Come From Where Babies Come From What My Cats are Doing Right Now What Awesome Read more [...]

2012 in Review

Wow, hard to believe that 2012 is over. I mean, first off, we all survived the "apocalypse", so that was good. But this past year seemed to fly by for me. So, as we pack away the holiday decorations and I get back to work for another year, I thought I'd do a little recap of the highlights of my 2012. 1. I wrote 5 Books and several short stories (for the blog and a collection). These were 3 erotic historical romances for my other name, the second monster book (the first was already written) and Read more [...]

Scheduling My Writing

I have been a full-time writer since 1999. This was long before I was published in any of the genres I've been pubished in. My husband offered me a chance to follow my dreams and I took it. Quickly, I realized that while the idea of "writing all day" was awesome, the actual act of it was a bit different. It was so easy to roam off to watch something on television or do a load of laundry or whatever, especially when I was stuck on a tough part of a story. Ultimately, my solution to that was to Read more [...]

The Award for Tortillas Goes To…

Back in the summer, I was scanning around the universe (or at least my part of the universe) and started wondering... how do you get to be a speaker for the Pima County Library System? We live here now and we have a library really right down the road from us, so it seemed like the thing to do. After a little bit of searching, I came to the page for the Pima County Government and realized I would have to go through the procurement process. Basically it's how the county picks everything, from who installs Read more [...]

Why First Person?

A lof ot times when people speak to me about my Living With the Dead series (Married With Zombies, Flip This Zombie, Eat Slay Love and The Zombie Whisperer), they ask me why I wrote the books in first person. Actually, what they are really asking is why my hero, Dave, doesn't have a 'voice'. The answer? Well, it just happened that way. Sarah's voice was just so strong as I started writing MARRIED WITH ZOMBIES that I had to tell that story, and the rest of the stories, from her point of view Read more [...]

Lucky me!

The last year and a half of my life has been a little... odd. There was the moving, the new housing, the changing everything about my life thing. And I have to tell you, it took its toll. Like many writers, I battle occasional bouts of depression and since I'm a 'good girl' type, I tend to make them worse by deciding not only have I failed myself, I have failed all those around me, who will clearly never love me again. I'm sure that sounds familiar to those of you who deal with the same battles Read more [...]

Check Out the New Site!

Hello all! Well, I suppose you've noticed by now that the JessePetersen.net site has gone through a major overhaul! I loved the old site to death (thank you awesome peeps at Orbit for making it beautiful for the last three years!) but since I'm not longer writing strictly zombie books, it was time for a change. We had a new header designed by the very talented AzeilaRose, who I found on Fiverr and you can also find her on Deviantart if you're looking for artwork. She's wonderful and very reasonable. There Read more [...]

There are Monsters in New York

If you're someone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen me posting about this big ol' hairy secret that I can't tell. Well, this week I finally got the okay to tell it, so here it goes: I've just sold two books to Pocket Star, a division of uber-publisher Pocket Books. The first book is currently titled Club Monstrosity and is about a group of monsters, their stories stolen and co-opted by authors and film makers, who live in New York City and attend a weekly support meeting Read more [...]