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Sometimes Saturday June 13

I’m in California today, speaking at the OCC RWA chapter!

Work In Progress News: I had a bit of a week off because of the release of A Marquis for Mary and also… I’m just really tired. But I’m a little over a third of the way through Deceived, the second book in the upcoming The Wicked Woodleys series (which starts in August). Next week I’ll be getting another nice chunk done

Favorite Song of the Week: Feeling this right now.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday June 6

Woohoo! It’s just a few more days before my next book comes out! So my weekend is exciting and nervous!!

Work In Progress News: Work on DECEIVED, book 2 in The Wicked Woodleys series, is coming along great! I’m more than a third of the way through, quickly approaching halfway.

Favorite Song of the Week: This song has been in my head this week (no reason, I just like the Gorillaz):

Backlist/Release News: Don’t forget that A Marquis for Mary comes out Tuesday!… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday May 30

Wow, how is May already over! Hope you all had a great month!!

Work In Progress News: Have had a great writing week and I’ve made good progress on DECEIVED, which will be the second book in The Wicked Woodleys series. Just in case you’re wondering, this is the schedule for my upcoming releases:

A Marquis for Mary (The Notorious Flynns 5/The Wicked Woodleys 0.5), June 9 – preorder now for 99cents!
Forbidden (The Wicked Woodleys 1), August 25
Deceived (The Wicked Woodleys 2), October 13

Favorite Song of the Week: Love this song.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday May 23

Phew! What a crazy week between all these travels and editing!

Work In Progress News: This week I have finished editing the first book of my next series, The Wicked Woodleys and I’m done with the initial plotting for the next book.

Favorite Song of the Week: I don’t know why I’m feeling the Maroon 5 this week, but I’m in. This has been the theme of a lot of my heroes:

Backlist/Release News: No Gentleman for Georgina has absolutely been killing it and I thank you all for that.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday May 16

This was the craziest week. I had a fall on Friday and whacked my shoulder (my bruise is epic). Then we rolled into release week. Now I’m in Tennessee at Music City RWA presenting so I’ve been traveling yesterday and will hop on a plane this afternoon to head home. Oh, and Monday my best friend and I are take a three day little girl’s trip. Phew! So lots of weird and fun.

Work In Progress News: This week was an “off” week after finishing “Forbidden” last week.… [Read more...]

It’s Release Day!! No Gentleman for Georgina is here!

No Gentleman for Georgina by Jess MichaelsWell, here we go again! For the 4th time this year, I’m pleased to announce it’s release day!! Today I’m celebrating the release of No Gentleman for Georgina, the 4th book in The Notorious Flynns series.

I really loved the characters of Paul and Georgina, who made their first appearances in The Scoundrel’s Lover. The more I thought about it, the more I knew they would be a perfect fit for each other.

Additionally, I had so much fun researching Madame Tussaud’s wax exhibit, which was touring the English countryside during that time period before Madame returned to London and put up a permanent exhibit there.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday May 9

It’s been a busy week!

Work In Progress News: I’ve spent this week finishing up the first book in my next series, which starts August 25. I’m all done now and very ready for a quick break before starting the editing process (my own edit, two edits with my editor and then a copyedit).

Favorite Song of the Week: Liking this song over the past couple of weeks!

Backlist/Release News: The Widow Wager is still doing great!… [Read more...]

Why the USA Today Bestseller List Means So Much to Me

usatodaycolorThis week something amazing happened to me. Something I had long dreamed of but had come to accept just probably wouldn’t ever happen. I hit a bestseller list. A BIG bestseller list. I hit the USA Today.

Hitting a major list (New York Times or USA Today) had been a dream of mine since I sold my first book to HarperCollins in 2004, but over the years I was told and began to believe that it would never happen for me.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday April 25

I can’t believe this is the last Saturday in April! This year is flying by (maybe because I have like fifty-seven books out this year so I’m busy). I hope yours is going well!

Work In Progress News: Got another fifty pages written on Forbidden, the first book in The Wicked Woodleys series that starts in August.

Favorite Song of the Week: I’m all into Mumford and Sons waiting for the new album:

Backlist/Release News: This was the release week for The Widow Wager.… [Read more...]

It’s release day! :)

The Widow Wager by Jess Michaels

I don’t really feel like it, but in some ways I’m old guard I this industry. I’ve been writing full-time since 1999 and published since 2004. I was around for the very beginning of e-Books and moved through the ranks of traditional publishing. Now I’m finding success I never imagined as an indie author. I’ve been through the “stuff” and I think I’m stronger for it.

But even with all that, every time I have a book out, it is still a thrill!… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday April 18

Next week is release week! 🙂 So lots of excitement coming soon!

Work In Progress News: Wrote 60+ pages on the first book in my next series The Wicked Woodleys. Forbidden will be out at the end of August. Lots more coming soon on that series! 🙂 I also finished the first round of edits on my June book, A Marquis for Mary. AMfM will bridge the gap between The Notorious Flynns and The Wicked Woodleys!… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday April 11

This was a push week so I’m tired but very satisfied with how it went. The first book in my next series (The Wicked Woodleys) is really coming along.

Work In Progress News: I wrote over 100 pages in the last week and I’m close to halfway through the book now. I am looking forward to next week and a few less pages to write. Plus, I’ll be editing the final book in The Notorious Flynns (A Marquis for Mary) which is out in June, so I’m bouncing between the series and families.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday April 4

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so we’re still in Birthday Week Fun mode!

Work In Progress News: Wrote the first chapters of my next book, did final edits on No Gentleman for Georgina (May 12) which is now in copyediting stage. This next week is going to be MASSIVELY busy so I’m trying to get ready.

Favorite Song of the Week: This is my song with my husband. So it’s perfect for birthday week:

Backlist/Release News: The Widow Wager is finally up for Pre-order!… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday March 28

Last week of March! How did yours go?

Work In Progress News: Happy to say I have completed the final book in the The Notorious Flynns series, A Marquis for Mary. This book will also be a bridge into my next series, The Wicked Woodleys! You’re going to love them. 🙂

Favorite Song of the Week: This is how I feel right now, but it’s a good pressure.

Backlist/Release News: The pre-order for The Widow Wager (The Notorious Flynns 3) will be up April 7.… [Read more...]

Sometimes Saturday March 21

Mike (with a poor choice in facial hair) and his boss at the Ritas...

Today is my 18th wedding anniversary. I’m so lucky to share my life with the most wonderful man I know, have ever known or will ever know.

Work In Progress News: No work in progress this past week because we were in Las Vegas celebrating our anniversary and the release of my 50th book!




Favorite Song of the Week: Our theme song:

Backlist/Release News: The Scoundrel’s Lover is out now! And in about a month The Widow Wager will be out, too.… [Read more...]