Book review: Then There Was You

then there was you

Check our my first YouTube book review on Kara Isaac’s Christian romance, Then There Was You. 

Plus, you’ll hear how progress on my current project Stuck With You is going, and check out my back-and-forth videos with multi-published author Johnnie Alexander!

 

 

New YouTube Channel – Girls Who Write

Girls Who Write

Hey all!

I’ve launched a new YouTube channel called ‘Girls Who Write’.

It’s a vlog that allows writing women to share the stories they’re most passionate about, and their honest writing journeys.

Video #1 is up already, featuring me! 🙂

Behind The Scenes On Book #2

Jessica Kate enjoyed reading A Thousand Pieces of You by Claidia Grey

This recommendation and others in my newsletter!

Hey all! If you missed out on Facebook, my latest newsletter is out, with a behind-the-scenes story from the first draft of book #2, a progress update on Hating Jeremy Walters, my favorite pic from my brother’s wedding, and the top three books I’ve been reading lately!

You can read my newsletter by clicking this link. Sign up for my future newsletters (only four a year, packed with my most interesting news) by clicking here.

Better get out of my PJ’s now and go to work! #somewriterstereotypesareright

Writing about Australia

Hey! If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you would’ve seen my announcement that my new work-in-progress features American characters who find themselves in Australia!

I’m basing the rural farm where they have their adventures on one of the places where I grew up, and I give some extra insight into the process in my blog post over at Emilie Hendryx’s Thinking Thoughts blog.

Enjoy!

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The day we arrived on the farm I’m using as inspiration for my new manuscript.

Announcing author Jessica Kate 

​Hey everyone! It’s a new year, and a new name! I’m now writing under the name Jessica Kate, and I’ve adjusted all my social media to match! 

You can now find me at: 

Web: jessicakatewriting.com

FB: http://www.facebook.com/jessicakate05

Twitter: @JessicaKate05

Insta: http://www.instagram.com/jessicakatewriting

Email: jessica@jessicakatewriting.com
Stay tuned for more writing updates! 🙂

Me at Disneyland over the holidays!

Me at Disneyland over the holidays!

A new chapter

dsc_0017_1Thanks for sharing 2016 with me!

I’m seeing out the year with a bang – a family holiday to Canada and Mexico, then we start 2017 with my brother’s wedding and the construction of my new house!

Those commitments mean it’ll be a while until I blog again, but I’ll keep you all updated with the progress of ‘Hating Jeremy Walters’ and my new writing project (first draft at 19,000 words!)

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. 🙂

Trusting God

Am I 100% happy with everything in my life right now?

Well, probably 95%. 🙂  I’m pretty excited about my new house being built.

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Sorry that it’s sideways. 🙂 Won’t let me rotate. 

But what do we do with that area of our lives that’s frustrating, disappointing or scary?

My ‘5%’ certainly plays on my mind sometimes, as I wonder how I’ll change that circumstance. Because it’s actually a decent-sized issue (maybe worth more than 5%) which really affects my future.

Then this morning I read 1 Samuel 7-15, which follows the adventures of the prophet Samuel and Israel’s first king, Saul.

There were a few critical points in time where King Saul was freaking out over stuff, like countries attacking Israel, and the actions he took demonstrated a lack of trust in God.

And that cost him his kingship.

Now, the situations he was in were legit. There was a big army about to crush his army into oblivion.

But in the end, the circumstances didn’t matter, because God will always be bigger than circumstances. Saul should have used his life to glorify God through trust.

Imagine what he could have accomplished if he trusted God!

So I’m going to remember that today. I might not be able to change a frustrating circumstance, but I can trust God, and that will be something that really matters to Him.