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Jesserella

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I was born on 17th September 1986 in Devon, England. Both my parents were creative, my mum would sew odd socks together and make bags and turn broken kettles into sculptures. We didn’t have much money so mum would make me things. She built a dolls house from scratch for my fourth birthday and even made the people and the furniture for it. We would even go for walks and collect acorn cups for miniature bowls!
Dad was always trying to come up with ideas which he hoped would make us rich. These ideas included designing board games, phone holsters and poop scoops for dog owners! He also loves to write and has folders everywhere containing scripts and novels he’s written over the years.
Having creative parents influenced me a lot and as a toddler I would draw all the time, filling pages of paper with wax crayons, which my Great Grandma would sellotape proudly to the walls of her bedroom. I remember when I was three years old and too young to write, I thought up a story and drew all the pictures for it and got my dad to write the words so I guess that was my first book.
When I was nine, my family moved to the Isle of Wight and by the age of eleven I was buying A4 note pads and filling them with stories. Since then I’ve been trying to get my work published.
I didn’t enjoy High School and took refuge in both creative writing and art. I love how there are no right or wrong answers in these subjects, the freedom that it gave me and how you can escape reality.
Since school, I have studied at Plymouth Art College and had various jobs which have included teaching art to adults with learning difficulties and working as the Head of Pottery in a Summer Camp in West Virginia, which I really loved.
In April, I set up a business called “Laughs and Crafts,” which aims to promote fun and non competitive art to young people. I work alongside my fiancés brother in law and we run mural and painting projects as well as school newspaper and magazine clubs for children on the island. I also do pencil portraits for people on request.


I would love to see my work published, each time I write something, it’s better than the last and I don’t think I could ever stop trying. I have a poem published in a book called Poetic Fantasy and also some illustrations in a self help book that my dad had published.

favourite books

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole - Sue Townsend
The five people you meet in heaven -Mitch Albom
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Twenties Girl-Sophie Kinsella
Sundays at Tiffanys - James Patterson
The Notebook-Nicholas Sparks
Where Rainbows End - Cecelia Ahern

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The Library of Living

Jessica Jade Burton

When teenager Ben Bailey dies, he finds himself in an old library, in which the books detail his choices for reincarnation.


The Library of Living is about fourteen-year-old Ben Bailey, who is tragically killed by a taxi.
He wakes up in an old library that is full of books which detail the people and animals he can return to Earth as.
However, all he cares about is whether or not he will be able to see Anna Lawson again, his childhood companion and sweetheart.
The story takes the reader through the lives of Ben and Anna, how they met and became best friends.
Whilst Ben is getting to grips with the contents of the library and three spirits he meets there, Anna has to come to terms with her life now and a future without Ben.



 

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I wrote 669 days ago

Hey Chipper, This is really informative and well researched. I listened to a lot of Taylor Swift when I was working at a summer camp in West Virginia three years ago, but didn't know much about her. Your books offers a good insight. Good luck! :-D view book

I wrote 669 days ago

Wow, this is really well written. It's gripping right from the start and your characters are really real and well thought out. Good luck with getting this published. :-D view book

I wrote 669 days ago

Hi, This is really well written. I love the description, and the dialogue really gives the reader a clear picture of Chip's character. Good luck with this. 5 stars!!! view book

I wrote 669 days ago

Hi, This is really well written. I love the description, and the dialogue really gives the reader a clear picture of Chip's character. Good luck with this. 5 stars!!! view book

I wrote 683 days ago

Wow, this is really well written. I love the description. You have a lot of talent and this definitely deserves to be published. Backed :-) view book

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