Twenty-six year old Jessica Burkhart (aka Jess Ashley.) is a writer from Brooklyn. Obsessions: Twilight, purses, shoes, makeup, fashion, unicorns, VS PINK, pink, sparkly things, reality TV and horses. Jess was an equestrian before she started writing. Now, she pens the 20-book Canterwood Crest series for Aladdin MIX (Simon & Schuster). Her first young adult piece, TRUST IS AS IMPORTANT AS LOVE, will appear in the anthology--DEAR TEEN ME (out 10/31/12). Her untitled chapter book fantasy series (with unicorns!) debuts summer '14. She also co-owns Violet & Ruby Productions --a new online book packaging company. You’ll often find her on epic adventures with her partner in crime/BFF/writer girl/biz co-owner Kate . Jess is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of East West Literary Agency.
**Please note: This project is on hold indefinitely until my BFF/co-author is well. We'll keep you updated!**
Cover copy coming soon for dominate!
A older-tween series in e-book form. Download each novella installment which will eventually make a full length book. The e-books will be available via Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. NOT in physical stores.
You can read them via: BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, PC or Mac. You even have the option of printing them if you're a paper-person. :)
Formerly of Simon & Schuster, Kate Angelella is accepting manuscripts for freelance-editing. Contact her for details at kate AT kateangelella DOT com or visit her Website.
I also do freelance editing when time allows.
2013 Books Read
Burned (Pretty Little Liars) She Loves You, She Loves You Not Between You and Me Ali's Pretty Little Lies (Pretty Little Liars) The Farm (YA) Gone Girl (adult) Sharp Objects (adult) Dark Places (adult) Give Me Everything You Have (adult memoir)
2012 Books Read
Drink, Slay, Love Shatter Me Dead to You Pretty Little Secrets Tricks Beauty Queens
She Loves You, She Loves You Not
2011 Books Read
Anna Dressed in Blood The Goddess Test How to Save a Life Envy The Scorpio Races The Name of the Star Silence Zombie (ARC) *ZOMBIE is adult fiction and it's amazing! Also written by my friend, J.R. Angelella!* Pure Ominous Fake Me a Match Never Have I Ever Forever Forbidden Twisted The Twilight Sage: Official Guide The Lying Game Dead Tossed Waves This Lullaby Spirit Bound Last Sacrifice Empress of the World Linger The Book of Spells Identical
Sad. So, according to, well, EVERY magazine it appears that Kristen Stewart did cheat on boyfriend of four years--Robert Pattinson.
Not going to judge Kristen or her choices.
Instead, I wonder if this will affect the final movie, BREAKING DAWN part 2, when it hits theaters. Will people be in love with Bella and Edward knowing that "Bella" cheated on "Edward?" Did K. Stew and Rob's relationship make their love in the movie that much more beautiful? Or would the films have turned out the same if both actors had hated each other?
Personally, I liked that Kristen and Rob were an off screen couple. As a crazy Twilight fan it made the Bella/Edward scenes a little more romantic knowing the actors were together in real life. I'm not going to pop in NEW MOON and scream, "Edward! Find someone else! Bella cheated on you!" Um, if I DO . . . please call the closest psychologist and make me an appointment. ;)
As an outsider who loves the books and movies and has grown to know and love the actors, I hope K and R work it out if it's meant to be. For everyone's sake, I hope their PR team doesn't get anxious and try to force the two into a fake romance until BREAKING DAWN part 2's premiere.
SKYPE OPPORTUNITIES Teachers and librarians, I am scheduling Skype visits for classrooms this fall and next spring. I can speak to middle grade classes as well as high school. Please e-mail me jess _ burkhart AT hotmail DOT com.
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Untitled Unicorn Chapter Book 1
Dear Teen Me (anthology)
October 31, 2012 from Zest Books (Junior Library Guild Selection)
Canterwood Crest Series
Grab all of the books in the best-selling series with over half-a-million copies in print!
Take the Reins (#1)
Who says teammates have to be friends? Available now
June 2010--Gold Star Award of Excellence from Teens Read Too
Chasing Blue (#2)
Home (bitter) sweet home. March 24, 2009
Behind the Bit (#3)
With friends like these... May 19, 2009
Triple Fault (#4)
Three strikes, they're on the outs...August 11, 2009
Best Enemies (#5)
Some girls just have to be the best at everything. October 20, 2009.
Little White Lies (#6)
A little white lie never hurt anyone...right? December 22, 2009.
Rival Revenge (#7)
And you thought they were out of the running...January 26, 2010
Home Sweet Drama (#8)
Some things never change...April 6, 2010
City Secrets #9
Who knew one city could hold so many secrets? July 6, 2010
Elite Ambition (#10)
Sasha Silver . . . Canterwood's new It Girl? Sept. 14, 2010
Scandals, Rumors, Lies (#11)
Who's the hater? November 16, 2010
Unfriendly Competition (#12)
And the runner up is . . . ? January 4, 2011
Chosen (Super Special)
Out with the old, in with the new . . . May 3, 2011
Stable of Books
Lauren Towers knows the rules . . . January 3, 2012
It's not just a label, it's a state of mind. May 1, 2012
Canterwood Crest cordially invites you , , , September 11, 2012
February 1, 2013
Home for Christmas (Super Special)
Canterwood's It Girls Look Dashing in the Snow . . .10/1/13