Jessica McCann

Scottsdale, AZ

Author's Bio

Jessica McCann’s second historical novel, PECULIAR SAVAGE BEAUTY, will be available in hardcopy and ebook April 2018. ( Her debut novel, ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF FREE, won the 2009 Freedom in Fiction Prize and was published by Bell Bridge Books in 2011. McCann worked for more 25 years as a professional freelance journalist and corporate writer, during which time she won numerous awards. Her articles have appeared in Business Week, The Writer, Raising Arizona Kids, Phoenix and dozens of other magazines. McCann lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her family and loves to interact with fellow readers and writers at her website and on Twitter @JMcCannWriter.

Publications and Prizes

All Different Kinds of Free
(Bell Bridge Books, 2011)
River Styx
Prizes Won: 
McCann’s forthcoming novel, PECULIAR SAVAGE BEAUTY, was named a semi-finalist in the 2017 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Her debut historical novel, ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF FREE, won the Freedom in Fiction Prize from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in 2009 and was named Editor's Choice by Historical Novels Review (May 2011). Her short story, Night Window, placed third in the River Styx literary journal Schlafly MicroFiction Contest in 2010.

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Last updated: Oct 10, 2017