Jessie G. Talbot


I was born in Florida, grew up in Georgia, and then went ping-ponging all across the United States with years spent in Louisiana, Oregon, South Dakota, Montana, California, Minnesota, Hawaii, Alaska, and Nebraska. Why? Why not? NOW I'm in North Carolina. How did I end up here? Too many Andy Griffith reruns! I think I'll stay a while. Until a hurricane kicks me out anyway.

My Writer's Manifesto: I love fantasy, adventure, humor, sci fi, romance, Golden Age mysteries, tall tales, lies, legends, myths, and ghost stories. I hate serial killers and brainless 'edginess.' I write for fun and I want people to have as good a time reading my work as I did writing it. So I create escapes, I don't re-report the headline news.

When I'm not pounding away at my books I'm container gardening, reading, hiking, dancing, and, uh, hang-gliding.

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Souls by the Sea

She's not saving the day for herself. Burlie McLauren is the new girl in Souls by the Sea, a coastal town lousy with witches, and she isn't happy. Like a needing-meds level of not happy but, for her family's sake, she's hanging in there. Until Fisk Iping, the strongest witch in the state, targets them all. A rich aunt must pay ransom to get them out of a mirror version of Souls where it's Halloween forever. And just to make things even more interesting, "Hey, Burlie, run the gauntlet! If you get past the monsters in the dark I'll let everyone go now. Maybe." How can a sick girl with no magic survive a run into the teeth (and claws) of a witch's imagination? Oh, Burlie finds a way because real power is knowledge. What she learns will tear Fisk's dream town apart.