News from Jess Taylor, a writer from Toronto, Ontario. She writes short stories, novels, and poetry.
July 23, 2019.
Just Pervs available for pre-order. Finally learned to cook better. Did a couple readings.
I hope you’re having an amazing summer! I just wanted to let you know that Just Pervs is now available for pre-order through Book*hug, Indigo, and Amazon! You can also add it to Goodreads. To celebrate, I’ve reordered my website a little and added a new page for Just Pervs news! So far, it’s been mentioned in 49th Shelf’s Most Anticipated list and on Quill & Quire! The official release date is September 4th, but I’ll likely have a launch later in the fall.
I’ve been working away on various projects and should have a couple of stories coming out in the fall as well. I’ve mostly been working on my novel, Play, though, with the hope of finally wrapping it up by the end of the summer.
I’ve done a couple readings so far in 2019, as a taster before getting into the busy season this fall — In January, I read at Vacant Nobodies (pictured above, photo credit to Craig Calhoun) and in March, at a reading for International Women’s Day at Hart House.
In other news, I’ve been learning two new things over the past few months: French and cooking. For French, I’ve been working my way through a Conversational French Certificate through the School of Continuing Studies at U of T, and for cooking, I started to get into it more in 2019 due to renewing my dedication to vegetarianism, wanting to be less wasteful, and wanting to eat less take-out/be healthier. Turns out cooking is a way to address all of these things! I started using an Instant Pot and I am hooked. I’ve made my own jam, my own cheese, dals, soups, curries, beans. All I want to do is share new recipes.
Looking forward to seeing you during launch season! Have a great rest of your summer!