I firmly believe that no journey–what’s more a writer’s journey–is a trek that can be made alone. So while I may have written THE HOLLOWS, I’m so grateful to all the people who helped me bring it to the world of readers.
First, I thank my sweet husband, who goes far beyond putting up with my writing habit and dreams. He’s encouraging and supportive!
And, of course, I’m greatly indebted to my terrific agent and the publishing team at Minotaur Books. Then too, I’m thankful for the other professionals who help me along the way–in particular, Xuni Designs for this website and Fox Print Editorial for extra advice for sorting out the opening of THE HOLLOWS.
Then there are my friends–some writers, some not. We cheer one another on in all our endeavors, and our challenges in life, but truth be told, I think they give me a lot of understanding for all the times I say–I can’t do that, as great as it sounds… I’m in my writing cave!
And of course, I’m beyond grateful to readers, librarians and booksellers.
If you’re looking for an autographed copy of THE HOLLOWS, you can find one (or more!) at Books & Co. in Dayton, Murder by the Book in Houston, and Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona.
If you buy your books elsewhere, and would like an autographed bookplate sticker, just email me at jessmontgomeryauthor@gmail.com

Hometown book launch at Books & Co!

THE HOLLOWS launched into the world at my hometown bookstore, Books & Co. So lovely to see so many friends and fans!

Since then I’ve had a wonderful time connecting with readers online and in person at the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs “girlfriend weekend,” the annual gathering in Jefferson, Texas (home of the founder of the Pulpwood Queens, Kathy L. Murphy) of Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs from across the country.

Accepting award for 2019 Best Book of the Year for Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs

There, I enjoyed meeting other writers and of course readers, and was so honored that THE WIDOWS, the first book in my Kinship series, won the 2019 Pulpwood Queens Book of the Year. Not only that, THE HOLLOWS was named as a Pulpwood Queens alternate pick for May of 2020!

Once back home and again at an event at the Fort Recovery Public Library–forty-two readers turned out to chat and laugh and discuss my books with me. I’m so grateful!

With book clubs and readers from the community at Fort Recovery Library in Fort Recovery, Ohio

Meanwhile, I’m tickled that THE HOLLOWS has garnered, so far, glowing reviews. (Whew! Even when we give a book our all, we writers worry about how our creation will be accepted in the reading world.)