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About jtzortman

Author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief, first place award winning novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST" and award-winning novel "SNOW ANGEL", and the first of three novellas in her The Drifter Series called JAKE - Whiskey, Water & Wildfire. Contributing author to anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". Numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Winner of ten writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat. When deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.

The Lazy Days of Summer

Here in the mountains where I live, our summer didn’t come in hot, but it sure came in late with  snow falling into June. Therefore, several  outside chores around our home are still not done,and with fall in sight, I … Continue reading

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MY BEST REVIEW EVER!

Here on July 3, 2019 I was busily going about fixing tonight’s dinner, which will include Sarah and Jorden, our grandkids from Wichita, who are driving as I write. They love to be in Ouray for July 4th, which is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Tribute by Keith Bettinger

My author friend, Keith, wanted to share his poem with the veterans on Memorial Day, so I invited him to be my guest author. Keith is a veteran himself. Both of us wish to thank all of you for your … Continue reading

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This is the Reason I Write Books

Today I received a phone call from a lady in Indiana. She took the time to call and tell me how much she enjoyed reading my book “We Are Different Now” and blessed me for writing it. Today is the … Continue reading

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Tribute to Police Memorial Week by Keith Bettinger

Each May the United States recognizes the service and sacrifice of our law enforcement and pays tribute to those who have died in the line of duty. Officers and survivors of LEOs from around the world visit Washington, DC to … Continue reading

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FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST

When the jury reached a verdict at the conclusion of the the trial, the bayliff read it to the court. The defendant was found guilty on all counts. Max was sitting at the prosecution’s table beside the assistant district attorney, … Continue reading

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FIRST COPIES OF MY NEW BOOK

  It’s always exciting to open the package that contains the first copies you see of your new book. I had the pleasure of holding copies of the second edition of my non-fiction book “We Are Different Now”today, and am … Continue reading

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TODAY I GUEST ON CALEB PIRTLE III’S FABULOUS SITE

It is with great honor that I find myself the featured author on the site of Caleb and Linda Pirtle today with my new book release WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW. You can find it at https://calebandlindapirtle.com/botm/featured-different-now-jackie-taylor-zortman/ and I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW – Released today!

Just released ! I am re-releasing my book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW as its second edition after two years of it being unavailable. It is the exact same book with a different cover. The Kindle is up on Amazon right … Continue reading

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JAKE’S WAITING TO MEET YOU

Jake is still anxious to meet you and can’t understand why that feeling isn’t mutual. Afterall, he’s a super nice guy with good looks and a warm personality. Miss Berta adores him from the moment she meets him and Tomi … Continue reading

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