Jessamy is a middle-grade teacher with a bachelor’s in English and journalism. She lives in beautiful Sitka, Alaska, with her husband and two extremely spoiled dachshunds.
Age range: 30-35
Are you an author? Writer, not an author
Favorite Genres: Romance, YA, literary, mystery, memoir, dystopian
Favorite Book: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Favorite Authors: Margaret Atwood, Liane Moriarty, Jane Austen, Julie James
Genres/material I will not beta read: western, poetry
My approach to beta reading: I'm a stickler for show don't tell...except when the telling works, then bring it on!
Things that make me a good beta reader: I double majored in English and Journalism and am a creative writing teacher. I know the "rules" of fiction, such as story structure, what makes characters likable, etc., but I don't follow them blindly.
"5 stars. Jessamy gave my novel a lot of attention. Seriously, a lot. Reading through her feedback, I got the sense that she is intelligent, knowledgeable, and honest. Her compassion comes through as well. It was easy to trust her as she (rightly) pointed out minor and not so minor issues with my work, and it never felt as if she didn’t believe in the story." —Amy Leigh Hughes, author of The Wilds
"5 stars" —George Pantazis, author of Pix of Me and You