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Jessica Bell: Author | Musician
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So who am I REALLY?

For at least five years, up until early this year, I’d been wracking my brain on how to boost my novel and poetry book sales by doing what all successful indie authors rave about and swear by: branding. But I just didn’t know how because ...
  • I don’t write series, so it’s silly to make all my covers look the same, right?
  • I’m a different breed of writer. An acquired taste. A Patti Smith-Margaret Atwood-Anne Lamott-Christos Tsiolkas cross. (Forget that, I’m just me.)
  • My books are literary in style, but also tightly plotted.
  • My books are extremely character-driven, but not slow-paced.
  • I take pride and care in the language I use as well as story. But language always comes first. I like to make music with my words. Who’s gonna give a damn about that?
  • I am not afraid to blur or push boundaries, use coarse language when appropriate, or write about ugly human flaws and physical details that make people wince and shudder (and write negative reviews because I use the words sweat, finger, and vagina in the same sentence).
  • My books have elements of romance, thriller, suspense, sci-fi, women’s fic, noir, family saga, and more, but do not fit under any one genre.
  • My books deal with heavy subjects and themes such as mental illness, bullying, child/emotional/sexual abuse, death, depression, learning disabilities, divorce, drug addiction, institutionalization, nymphomania, obesity, organized crime, religion, sibling rivalry, suicide, totalitarianism ... to name a few.

I’ve been self-publishing since 2011, and it was only early this year, after considering all of the above for the hundredth time, that I decided there was no way in hell I was going to be able to brand my books ... but I could brand myself.

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So that's what I did. Tada! 

The Bell Collection, by Jessica Bell
"Jessica Bell is a force to be reckoned with in contemporary fiction ... Dysfunctional families, introspective protagonists, secrets, lies, tragedy and historical baggage crop up in several but the key issue here is the voice. The settings of Greece and Australia, the varied perspectives of all ages, the rich layers of storyworld and characters you care about so much you want to reach in there and hold/shake/strangle them. An exceptional writer who adds more than literary skill to her work. There's an artistic and musical angle in her work, which adds its own aesthetic. She deals with a child's reverie and a drunk's rant with equal authenticity and gets right under your skin ... This is a writer who is going to attract a passionate fan club." Leekmuncher, Amazon Reviewer
How cool are all those colours? If I were you, I'd want them all ... lined up on my bookshelf. Jean Gill has got the right idea ... 
The Bell Collection by Jessica Bell on Jean Gill's Bookshelf
Jean Gill Reading The Bell Collection by Jessica Bell
I'm betting you really want to be Jean Gill right now. :-) If you indeed do want to be Jean Gill, you can make that happen by clicking ... RIGHT HERE.

If you're interested in buying the whole set, you're in for a treat, because I'm also selling the entire set in paperback for only $59.99 USD. The set is not available at retailers yet, but as soon as it is you'll be the first to know.


Have a great weekend, folks!
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