Jessica McCann

About me

Jessica McCann lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her latest novel, Peculiar Savage Beauty, is forthcoming from Perspective Books in APril 2018. Her debut historical novel, All Different Kinds of Free, was awarded the Freedom in Fiction Prize and is available in trade paperback, ebook and audio from Bell Bridge Books; it is also available in Norwegian from Vigmostad & Bjørke.

From my website

New Novel from Jessica McCann coming April 2018

My latest historical novel, Peculiar Savage Beauty, is now listed on Goodreads. It is forthcoming in hardcopy and ebook from Perspective Books in April 2018. There will be give-aways for advance reader copies (ARCs) in the coming months. Click here to put it on your “want to read” list now,...

In Praise of the Handwritten Thank You

Even though many people feel awkward or embarrassed accepting thanks face to face, everyone likes to be appreciated. In addition, a great deal of research shows that expressing gratitude has both physical and psychological benefits (see links below). That’s why I love mailing handwritten thank you notes. I feel good...

Learn from Great Memoirists

Memoirs have always been in my reading repertoire, and Mary Karr’s The Liar's Club is among my favorites. She grew up in a small, poor Texas town in a family rife with alcoholism, violence and mental illness; through it all, despite it all, she maintained a fierce love for and...

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