STRING BRIDGE and my ultimate confession.

So, I have this blogger friend. I’m pretty sure you know her because she’s super fun and so honest in her blog posts and has a ton of followers.

She writes for adults. I write for children. She lives across the world from me. I’ve been watching her publishing journey. I know she writes gritty literary women’s fiction filled with brutal honesty.

The blog post I remember the most is where she talked about her epiphany. That she didn’t have to keep beating down the door of New York publishing. She went with a small press and from what I can tell she’s been loving it.

She has this incredible singing voice and I watch her book trailer just so I can listen to her sing and feel the emotion, which is raw and powerful. I have a feeling her writing is the same way.

You may have heard of her. Her name is Jessica Bell, and she wrote STRING BRIDGE.

Today is the Amazon chart rush and she was kind enough to send me the copy and paste thingy to say but it’s all in html code, which I guess Blogger will translate for you but I had no clue with word press. So I’m making up my own thingy. I have no idea what she really wanted me to say but I hope this will do.

I haven’t read String Bridge yet but I know I will. All the information is below!

Jessica – best of luck with STRING BRIDGE!


Amazon US:

Amazon UK:


Amazon US:

Amazon UK:


String Bridge (a novel):

retreat & workshop site:




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14 Responses to STRING BRIDGE and my ultimate confession.

  1. Jessica Bell November 11, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Aw, Laura you are so lovely. Thank you for such a personal post. It really means a lot to me! THANK YOU!!!

  2. Natalie Aguirre November 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    Congrats to Jessica! I spread the word on Facebook.

  3. Matthew MacNish November 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    I love the way you went about this, Laura. Just as honest as Jess’s writing. Well done!

  4. Traci Kenworth November 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Congrats to Jessica. Great, lovely post from friend to friend. Nothing better than that.

  5. Creepy Query Girl November 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Yay Jess!:)

  6. Susan Kaye Quinn November 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    I love when my friends celebrate each other! Congrats to Jess … may there be many sales today for you! 🙂

    • Laura November 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      Thanks everyone! I hope String Bridge does well. And I truly am looking forward to reading it!

  7. Lisa Green November 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    OK – how is it I don’t know Jessica, but it seems like every blog I go to does?? I must correct this travesty. Thank you for helping bring her work to light.

  8. Susan Sipal November 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    Wow! Looks good. And so many fabulous reviews on Amazon already.

    Thanks Laura for being a place for honest and supportive posts for other writers!

  9. Carolina Valdez Miller November 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Laura, you’re my first blog to visit since I recovered my google account 😉 Also one of my first emails on my emptied email. Sigh. But how lovely to come and find this post with all of the info I need to find Jessica’s book! So happy for her!

  10. Sherrie Petersen November 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I’m glad your posts come to my inbox because I’d forgotten about the chart rush. Just used your link to purchase my copy. Good luck, Jessica! Can’t wait to read your book!

  11. Steena Holmes November 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    I just bought the book – let’s make her break the charts today! So excited for her 🙂

  12. Karen Strong November 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    I just love that she followed her own heart to publish her book. 🙂

  13. Tiana Smith November 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    I’m glad you wrote your own thingy! I’ve read quite a few of the other posts, and it’s nice to see what you personally had to say about it 🙂

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