Hello, I'm Jess. I'm an indie author/artist/poet/non-conformist ;)
As a writer, it has always been a passion and purpose of mine to challenge the status quo.
I'm always eager to cross-promote with other writers/artists/etc., in the form of Q&A's or discussions (or anything else you have in mind!).
I have included my press release below.
I'm also on:
[jessINK website designed by: Jess C Scott / jessINK]
PRESS RELEASE (Jess C Scott / jessINK):
MAINE, July 22, 2011 – “I abandon all 'insistencies’ I’ve ever had regarding formal poetry.” -- editor of The Moose & Pussy literature & art magazine (review on Trouble)
“I have to honestly say I was pleasantly surprised by The Other Side of Life. Not only was it extremely well edited, but the plot was more well written than some house published books I’ve read. . .[Jess is] obviously extremely talented.” -- Review @ There's A Book
"…Jade [Ashton from EyeLeash] is not infuriatingly self-deprecating the way Bella Swan (main character from Twilight) is, among many other differences. She’s got confidence, and it’s refreshing to read a book about a girl who actually thinks she’s got a good body. I think that’s so important." -- Review by unlikelyaristotle
"Dear Jess, I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed your writing: your writing reflects something genuine, something real, about our generation that few writers have had the talent or the courage to uncover. Thank you." -- e-mail from a male reader, 2010
JESS C SCOTT / jessINK: CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO
Jess C Scott is a 24-year-old contemporary writer working in a diverse range of genres, such as experimental fiction, erotic fiction, new media, young adult fiction, poetry, urban fantasy, and cyberpunk.
As a creative professional, Jess experiments with a variety of genres and styles to produce original work which stands out from “the same old re-packaged mass-market pulp (Bibrary.com).” Her writing focuses on psychosexual themes (not porn) and love/emotions (not fluffy formulaic romance).
EyeLeash was her first novel, a realistic teenage sexting novel written entirely in a blog/IM format (an antithesis to the all-pervasive mass media’s portrayal of sex as a commodity). Jess has sold 10,000+ copies of her short stories, novellas, and novels (ranging from $0.99 to $9.99). Her literary work has appeared in a diverse range of publications such as Word Riot, ITCH Magazine, and The Battered Suitcase.
Originally from Singapore, Jess received her B.A. (concentration = English & Business) from Adams State College. She was a research assistant intern to the 2010 Jossey-Bass/Wiley publication, My Lie, written by bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Meredith Maran.
Jess has always aligned her business goals with her personal values.
She continues to identify herself as an author/artist/non-conformist.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Jess is available for interviews and features on a range of topics relating to writing, publishing, popular culture, and sexuality. Her background as an author, artist and non-conformist give Jess a unique perspective on the art of writing and the business of publishing. She is known for writing “books [that] not only entertain but [make one] reflect on what is really important in one’s life (reader/customer email from The Philippines).”
Jess addresses a variety of interview/article topics, including:
* Genre-bending and unconventional book releases
* Balancing artistic vision with commercialism
* Traditional publishing versus independent publishing (pros, cons, lessons learned, tips for success)
* Establishing brand identity as an author/artist
* New media writing / electronic literature
* Amazon censorship of select titles
* Taboo sex and/or various controversial topics
* The social construction of gender
* A feminine perspective on writing about sex
* The concept of erotica versus pornography