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It’s Almost Here! Book 3 of Guts and Glory!

Posted in book signings, Books, Family, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by Jessica Crichton

You’ve been waiting patiently.

You’ve been wondering when it would be OUT already.

You’ve looked for SOME sign on this website  that it is actually coming.

Well, here it is!

August, 2014…

At Spocon, Glamirita, and Here on this Website…

The Official Release 0f…



The third and FINAL volume of “Guts and Glory, Freedom Fighters of Nil” is almost here!

Check back here soon for exact dates, and spread the word!



Posted in Books, kidlit, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

I received not one, but TWO wonderful reviews of “Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine” last night, and wanted to share them with you!


“This book was awesome! My children range from Kindergarten to Freshman in highschool. This was a book that, as a family, we all enjoyed reading. My 7th grader struggles with reading and she had a hard time putting it down.She even wrote a book report on this book for school. Love the double spacing and larger print. So much easier for young readers who still run a finger under the words to keep their place. We love the book and are impatiently waiting for the second book.”


“My 9 year old son who is high functioning autistic and refuses to read anything unless it contains horses, absolutely loved this book. At first he didn’t want to read because he really wanted to play computer games but after telling him about the beginning of this book and not saying another word to him, he went and picked it up off of the counter. Three days later he had finished the book. An amazing feat, to say the least. It was all we could do to get him to put this book down to stop and eat meals. I asked him what he thought of this book. He told me “That was the best book ever without horses.” I have to say if a book can get my son’s undivided attention the way this book did, it is an absolute blessing and wonderful writing that got his attention and kept his attention through the whole book. He is now anxiously awaiting book 2 in this series. Thank you Jessica Rising for writing this book that even a “i hate reading” kid loved to read.”

(Reviews can be read — and written 😉 — here.)

To say these are wonderful reviews is an understatement. I’m GLOWING! Bringing the joy of literature to children — especially ones who normally hate reading — nothing compares to that. I am SO blessed to be a writer!

What’s All This ‘Bout Hol-Days?

Posted in Books, Uncategorized, Writing with tags , , , , on March 11, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

Scribbler says she’s gotta wear green inna couple days. I asked her why, thinkin’ maybe she figured the buzzbots hate it or somethin’. She said it’s cuza some hol-day ya got on Earth called Saint Patty’s Day. I dunno what that is, but it seems ta me that wearin’ green cuz it’s a s’pecific day ain’t really normal. Guts an’ Glory talked ’bout Hol-days too, when they first come ta Nil. What’s with ya Earth people an’ celebratin’ everythin alla the time? Don’t ya got ‘portant stuff ta do, like pickin’ up scrap, or findin’ food for the Sticks?

Earth sure is a weird place…

New Images Up From “Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine”!

Posted in Books, Fantasy, kidlit, Writing with tags , , , , on January 31, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

Just stopping by to let you know what Jessica and I have been hard at work readying for the February 11th release date! EEE! For now I wanted to share a few new illustrations with you… including the COVER!

First, some new characters that fans of “The Crows’ Nest” won’t know… yet. 😉

I give you…







If you want to know more about them, just click their names. 🙂

Now… drumroll please….

I give you… THE COVER!



Next up — the BOOK TRAILER! 😀

Announcing the official release date for “Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine”!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2013 by Jessica Crichton

For months I have been asking for your patience while “Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine” has gone through the mysterious — and often frustrating — gauntlet that is modern publication. I’ve been wanting it to be perfect for you, working closely with my wonderful writer friends, professional editors, and of course my amazing illustrator Jessica! I have worried over details until my brain began to feel like nose-goo.

… but it has all been worth it. And it is time.

On Monday, February 11th, 2013, “Dr. Fixit’s Malicious Machine” will be available in both paperback and ebook. Check back here then for links to buy one or both formats. And tell your friends!

Meanwhile, stay tuned here for more exciting updates on the new cover, a synopses of the story, and upcoming booksigning appearances near you! For those of your who have not heard of this book series before and want to know more, just click here. 🙂

(For now, here’s another peek into Jessica’s beautiful illustrations!)


Update on Steampunk Wedding!

Posted in Steampunk, Wedding with tags , , on August 10, 2012 by Jessica Crichton

Hi all!

I have just received the professional pictures from my steampunk wedding in June, and so I have updated the wedding page here with the new shots! 🙂

Click to View the Pics!

Steampunk Wedding!

Posted in Kids, Steampunk, Wedding with tags , , on July 12, 2012 by Jessica Crichton

So, I finally did it. For everyone who wanted to see pictures / hear about my steampunk wedding, I’ve made a page for it here on my blog! Just click here. I hope you like it!

Now, I’m off to a weekend camping with my hubby and friends! See ya on Tuesday!

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