Sweetness meets spice in “The Summer I Saw You”

The Summer I Saw You, Book 4 in Jess Vonn’s ‘Love by the Seasons’ series (a novella), is now available on Amazon and all other major retailers.  Evie Finnegan’s marriage has officially imploded, and though no one is surprised about this given her soon-to-be-ex husband’s lack of character, that doesn’t exactly help her know what to do … Continue reading Sweetness meets spice in “The Summer I Saw You”

First comes loathing, then comes lust…

Spring Me Ahead, Book 3 in Jess Vonn’s ‘Love by the Seasons’ series, is now available on Amazon and all other major retailers.  Given his history with addiction, and the pain it brought to the people he loves most, Wyatt Clayton has convinced himself he is thoroughly undeserving of anything resembling a normal life. He works … Continue reading First comes loathing, then comes lust…

What Snapchat taught me about meeting my goals

In a college-level media literacy course I taught last semester, I challenged my students to alter their social media routines in a significant way for three consecutive days and then reflect on the experience. Many of them chose to give up a platform that they felt addicted to, and for many of them, this was … Continue reading What Snapchat taught me about meeting my goals

Why I’m Inviting You To a Reader Group

Odds are, you're probably already part of an online group. Maybe it's for your favorite brand of leggings or health shakes that a friend sells. Maybe it's an interest group related to your hobbies or your profession. Maybe it's a small, secret group of friends that provides one safe corner of the internet where you … Continue reading Why I’m Inviting You To a Reader Group

Celebrating A New “Making Year!” (Or, How I Got My Creative Work Organized)

I really love cycles. It's one of the reasons I find so much satisfaction in being an academic by day. The knowledge that there's always a new, fresh semester around the corner fills me with tons of creativity and adds wind to my sails all throughout the year. Self-care resolutions at new year's, the burgeoning … Continue reading Celebrating A New “Making Year!” (Or, How I Got My Creative Work Organized)

Reflections on my first romance conference + signing

What a weekend! For months I've been working with some seriously boss women from the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America to pull off a pretty large-scale romance writing conference, which the chapter (amazingly) does every year. Nearly 200 people signed up for a weekend full of workshops, speakers, agent and editor … Continue reading Reflections on my first romance conference + signing

Doodles, drawings and letter work

Yes, Jess Vonn is  mostly known for writing spicy, contemporary small-town romances, but she has other creative hobbies, too, including wire flower fairies (and zombies…) and fun with typography, love quotes, romance thoughts, graphic design and more… like these doodles, drawings and letter work.   Jess Vonn is the author of the "Love by The Seasons" series. Her … Continue reading Doodles, drawings and letter work

Love quotes + love thoughts + design

Yes, Jess Vonn is  mostly known for writing spicy, contemporary small-town romances, but she has other creative hobbies, too, including wire flower fairies (and zombies…) and fun with typography, love quotes, romance thoughts, graphic design, doodlesdoodles and more...    

A love letter to my creative support system

I haven't decided yet if I'll dedicate all of my books to my husband George, but so far that's the trend. He's wonderful, he's delightfully ridiculous, he's the LOML (love of my life) and I'll never get tired of sharing his amazingness with people (even though, for the record, he winces at any form of … Continue reading A love letter to my creative support system