Christian fiction

Book cover reveal: Love and Other Mistakes

Hey everyone, I’m so excited to show you Love and Other Mistakes, and introduce Jeremy Walters!

He’s Natalie’s first kiss. Ex-fiancé. New boss.

Out with Thomas Nelson in July 2019. 🙂

Love and Other Mistakes book cover

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How’s You Get Published?

So many people have asked me how I landed my contract with HarperCollins’ imprint Thomas Nelson. So I wrote a blog post about it!

Jessica Kate's article on how she got published with HarperCollins imprint Thomas Nelson.

 

StoryNerds podcast and vlog are here!

Nerd out on books, movies and TV with StoryNerds!

The wait is over! If you’ve been following my Facebook page, you will have seen my building excitement over the launch of the StoryNerds podcast and vlog — and today’s the day!

At StoryNerds, my writing buddy Hannah Davis and I nerd out over the best books, movies and TV.

During the test phase of StoryNerds we released a series of short videos on our favourite fictional heroes and heroines, and now that we’re officially starting our new format, the first podcast episode is on Favorite Romance Novels.

The podcast is live now at Podomatic, and our iTunes/Spotify/Stitcher listings should be coming through soon.

So come, nerd out and share your hilarious GIFs with us over at StoryNerds!

 

First lines: Stuck With You

First lines of Stuck With You, a novel by Jessica Kate

Hey everyone! I hit the 40,000 word milestone this week on my inspirational contemporary romance Stuck With You.

I’ve also been working with a few other authors to polish up the ‘blurb’, so hopefully I’ll be releasing that to you in the next few weeks.

Hope you enjoy this small sneak peek! 🙂

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!

 

 

BONUS sneak peek at Hating Jeremy Walters

Thanks for the likes and shares, folks! Here’s a paragraph from the first conversation between the hero and heroine, Jeremy and Natalie:

[Jeremy to Natalie] “You saw me drooling on the footpath.”

She blinked.

He offered a small smile. “Let’s start over. Hi.”

“Let’s not. Goodbye.” She spun toward the door.

“Is that my phone you’re holding?”

Natalie turned back.

He breathed a small sigh of relief. “What are you doing here, anyway?”

The phone flew his way. He fumbled it against his chest, one-handed.

She crossed her arms. “You still had me as your emergency contact, and I couldn’t reach Steph or Mike.” Her eyes flickered down. “I wasn’t sure about calling your dad.”


couple kissingHating Jeremy Walters

Natalie Groves was meant for great things. Preferably youth ministry with a side gig as an M&M connoisseur.

But half a year after her fiancé left, Natalie’s evangelist father was diagnosed with cancer. Her grand plans evaporated…and God has seemed disappointed ever since.

Six years later a church internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny, but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer is worse than a life sentence of tofu.

Six years ago, Jeremy ‘Jem’ Walters left Charlottesville, Virginia to escape his father, God, and heartbreak over Natalie.

Now he’s back in town, a committed Christian, and desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece.

When Natalie and Jem join forces, sparks fly. But will they be burned in the process?

Wanted: your ridiculous/funny/embarrassing stories

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Gathering inspiration for book #2: do you have any anecdotes about ridiculous newlywed fights? 🙂

As a single gal myself, I plan to put my imagination to good use, but it would be awesome to be able to draw inspiration from some real-life couples.

I’m totally willing to offer my own anecdote in exchange, but fair warning, most of mine revolve around:
1. Gross-out farm stories
2. Funny stuff from my journo days
3. My weird brothers. (Love you boys!)

So share your stories, your friends’ stories, that-weird-lady-from-down-the-street’s stories!

If you’d like to share, shoot me a message at jessicaeveringhamwriting@gmail.com.

Writing is always a team effort. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear from you!