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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". 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.

Snow Angel by Jackie Taylor Zortman

via Snow Angel by Jackie Taylor Zortman Just click on the above link and it will take you to P. J. Nunn’s Book Browsing site where I am a guest author today – July 21, 2018. Hope you’ll leave a … Continue reading

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This Sizzling Summer

We are half-way through July and where I live in the southwestern mountains of Colorado, it is uncharacteristically HOT and it is unusually DRY. We have numerous wildfires burning all around us and one is close enough to occasionally bring a lot of … Continue reading

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What’s in the old wooden box in SNOW ANGEL?

In this second Detective Max Richards book, he and his sister inherit their mother’s estate and find an ornate old wooden box on a shelf in her bedroom closet. The amount of dust on it indicates it has long been … Continue reading

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MAX IS BACK!

Formidible homicide detective, Max Richards, is back on Amazon.com in the original book FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST, but only in the Kindle version, so far. This is the second edition of my book and it’s sporting a spiffy new cover.  … Continue reading

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AMONGST THE SHADOWS AND THE STONES by Keith Bettinger

For Memorial Day, I am posting an article written by my dear friend and fellow author, Keith Bettinger. This article appears in the book “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE-Stories of Valor, Heroism and Patriotism Written by the Wednesday Warrior Writers” and it … Continue reading

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Is It REALLY Fiction?

  When I wrote my second book, but first novel, “Footprints in the Frost”, almost immediately someone wrote to tell me she knew that my secondary main character was absolutely me. She based her conclusion on the fact that my … Continue reading

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING AN AUTHOR

The thing I love most about being an author is not the long hours we have to spend at the computer writing/rewriting/editing. It isn’t the marketing we must do constantly or the months it takes from the time a publisher … Continue reading

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Curious about Detective Max Richards Book 1 – SNOW ANGEL is Book 2

With my new award-winning novel SNOW ANGEL (Detective Max Richards Book 2) new on the market, you might be curious about Detective Max Richards Book 1.  The title of that book is FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST. My new publisher has … Continue reading

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BOOK OF THE MOMENT – CALEB PIRTLE III

My new novel SNOW ANGEL (Detective Max Richards Book 2) is presently featured as The Book of the Moment on Caleb Pirtle III’s website. You can read about it here: https://calebandlindapirtle.com/botm/snow-angel-jackie-taylor-zortman/ Christy Murphy Campbell says: “Opening with a funeral, proceeding … Continue reading

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SNOW ANGEL IS AVAILABLE NOW!

BREAKING NEWS My newest novel SNOW ANGEL is now available as a paperback on Amazon.com at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/193843644X. The Kindle version is found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CMGWQXL  In this second Detective Max Richards book, he and his sister inherit their mother’s estate and find … Continue reading

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