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

The love(ish) song I’ll have on repeat this Groundhog’s Day

I'm picturing that Matrix meme: What if I told you that one of my favorite songs about contemporary romance is also related to Groundhog's Day? Well, it's true. A friend who knows my love of both musicals and all-things romance shared with me the song "One Day" from the Groundhog Day The Musical soundtrack. I adore … Continue reading The love(ish) song I’ll have on repeat this Groundhog’s Day

The role of restraint in romance

To desire, and then to demonstrate restraint in the face of that desire, is not only one of the sexiest elements of the romances I read and I write, but it's also one of their most important elements (especially in light of the #MeToo movement.)

Three centering practices that keep my creative work on track

I'm finding that in order to keep at my romance writing, I've had to introduce a lot of behaviors and tasks into my week that often have nothing to do with actually writing words toward my current work-in-progress. Some of these tactics are stolen from best organizational practices I've learned at the Day Job (as … Continue reading Three centering practices that keep my creative work on track

Warm up your heart (and other parts) with Warm Me in Winter

Warm Me in Winter, book 2 in Jess Vonn's 'Love by the Seasons' series, is now available on Amazon!  To an outsider, Carter Conrad has been doing an excellent impression of a man living a full life. He’s the respected chief of police for the small Midwestern town of Bloomsburo, and he’s appreciated as a … Continue reading Warm up your heart (and other parts) with Warm Me in Winter

My novel’s not perfect. Here’s why I published it anyway.

Yesterday was a very special day for me: it was the day my very first book was released. The support of my family and friends on this momentous event was overwhelming. YET, it was also a terrifying day, because it makes a gal feel incredibly vulnerable to put a work of art out into the universe. … Continue reading My novel’s not perfect. Here’s why I published it anyway.

On owning your creative goal

(Or, How I Came to Fully Embrace My Self-Publishing Path) Since I was a really little girl, I wanted to become a writer and publish books. This dream was surely rooted in my own love of reading from a young age. I devoured Baby Sitter Club books, the Goosebumps series and Sweet Valley High novels … Continue reading On owning your creative goal

Cover reveal for A Time to Fall

There are two things I'm currently in disbelief about: 1.) That next month is September, and ... 2.) That September is when my debut novel comes out. What a thing to have a dream realized. (What an exciting, terrifying thing!) So if all goes according to plan, it's officially one month until the birthday of … Continue reading Cover reveal for A Time to Fall

Q&A with Jess

Are you part of any writing groups? Yes! I'm an active member of the New England Chapter of the Romance Writers of America (NEC-RWA). The group has been so informative, and so motivating, and the members are just a lot of fun to hang out with. Why do you use a pen name, and how … Continue reading Q&A with Jess

Fall in love with ‘A Time to Fall’ by Jess Vonn

If you like your women smart and sassy, your men sarcastic and sexy, your settings cozy and quirky, and insist upon happily ever afters, you've found the right author.