Category Archives: fiction

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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Read an excerpt from: JAKE-Whiskey Water & Wildfire

Jake is a handsome free-wheeling firefighter with a Harley. He rides until his clairvoyance tells him he has arrived where he’s supposed to be. This time he is drawn to a wildfire like a moth to a flame where he … Continue reading

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NEW DIRECTION

  This morning it suddenly occurred to me that I have neglected my blog far too long. I’ve been totally engrossed in my work in progress that is taking me in a totally new direction. When I’m seriously writing, I … Continue reading

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READ AN EXCERPT FROM “SNOW ANGEL”

CHAPTER 4 Max will be going on duty at six o’clock PM. and won’t get off until six o’clock in the morning.  This routine crops up three times a year when each division has one detective on that shift, making … 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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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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THERE’VE BEEN SOME CHANGES MADE

In December 2017, having taken my book rights back from Oak Tree Press, I signed contracts for all three of my books with Aakenbaaken & Kent. The books are “We Are Different Now”, “Footprints in the Frost” and the soon-to-be … Continue reading

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CONTRACT RULES OF FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL

Okay, all you writers and published authors out there, here’s a question for you to ponder and, hopefully, share your answer. Due to two years of my publishing house being dormant, I recently took back the rights to my two  … Continue reading

Posted in Author Jackie Taylor Zortman, books, fiction, First right of refusal, FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST, WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW | 6 Comments

BROKEN WING, OIL RIGS AND BOOKS

Spring cleaning meant we got into the closets and really cleaned them out, hauled stuff to the thrift store and filled trash cans to the top.  And then, to fetch just one last bag on a top shelf, my husband … Continue reading

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GOT YOUR SHOPPING DONE FOR CHRISTMAS OR HANUKKAH?

Are you like me and wonder where in the world the time has gone this year?  Seems like the days/weeks/months keep flying past and I’m having a hard time keeping up with the speed of it all.  Today we are … Continue reading

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