Where Angels Can’t Follow: Blog Tour Day 1

I’m excited to announce the first day of the blog tour for Where Angels Can’t Follow. My latest novel will be available on September 22, 2020. (In a little over a week!) I did an interview with Two Chicks on Books. You can read all of the gory details and sign up for the giveaway of my first novel Iron Shards here. http://www.twochicksonbooks.com/2020/09/blog-tour-where-angels-cant-follow-by.html

A second interview is also available on BookHounds. I really liked some of those questions, though I should have added listing the contents of my nightstand makes me cringe, too. And this site loves to know about authors’ pets, too, so you know Odin had to make an appearance. You can also sign up for the Iron Shards giveaway here. https://www.bookhoundsya.net/2020/09/giveaway-interview-where-angels-cant-follow-by-jessi-kallison-jessikallison-rockstarbktours-ends-9-20.html

Iron Spirits: Silver Linings

I’ve begun writing Iron Spirits, the book following my debut novel, Iron Shards. I’m a little bit exhausted today and not sure I will meet my daily writing goal. (The photo is my half-filled coffee mug from my alma mater. Iced lattes are fueling these pages.) I’ve set a breakneck pace–3,000 words a day–to get the latest book out to you guys this fall. You’ve certainly waited long enough. Thanks for hanging in here with me.

Insomnia has not been kind to me these last ten months, and authors don’t actually live charmed lives. (Even if that’s the picture we’d like to paint.) If you’ve looked at my poetry or my posts regarding PTSD, then you’ll know that my struggle persists. Insomnia is a common PTSD symptom; my body thinks it’s always under attack, and that doesn’t do wonders for sleep. I also need a second surgery because my nasal passages are still partially blocked after my nose was broken. And for quite a few reasons, it’s currently on hold.

The silver lining to all of this is that I write amazing traumatized characters. I know the things people do when they’ve seen death, been attacked, gone through an accident. I know what they’ll do immediately after and a month later. So, I’m penning an authentic moody, traumatized teen. But, at times, I don’t even like him much, even if I am certain he’s behaving exactly like he should be. (Think Harry Potter Book 5.)

But he’s on a journey, too, and I’m looking forward to sharing bits of his story in Iron Spirits soon.