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Birth & What Came After

by Jessica Bates

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My Story

I'm Jessica Bates, a writer, reader, and mother who was born and raised in Tennessee. I like growing herbs, taking scalding hot baths, eating dark chocolate, and dancing. I get most of my writing done while children crawl over me. It's interesting. It's hard!

I've been writing my whole life, thanks to my family who always read to me. I'm having fun teaching my children the same love for words and stories. 

My first book flowed from me after my first child was born. I self published it in 2017. Now I'm finalizing my second collection and searching for the right agent and publisher to bring my next baby into the world.

Glad you're here! Follow me on Instagram / Twitter if that's your thing. And join my mailing list below to get (infrequent and not-annoying) updates.

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