Image: A picture of myself at the 2018 Bluffton Book Festival in Bluffton, South Carolina: A 32-year-old brunette gamine with cerebral palsy. I'm wearing my Mad Men pen necklace for autographing books!
Contact Jessica: pinnipedperson at aol.com
Jessica Goody is the award-winning author of Defense Mechanisms: Poems on Life, Love, and Loss (Phosphene Publishing, 2016) and Phoenix: Transformation Poems (CW Books, 2019). Goody’s writing has appeared in over three dozen publications, including The Wallace Stevens Journal, Reader’s Digest, Event Horizon, The Seventh Wave, Third Wednesday, The MacGuffin, Harbinger Asylum and The Maine Review. Jessica is a columnist for SunSations Magazine and the winner of the 2016 Magnets and Ladders Poetry Prize. Goody was born and raised on Long Island. A fifth-generation New Yorker, she currently lives in Bluffton, South Carolina with an exuberant poodle named Coco.
I have thirteen years of experience as a freelance writer. While I am primarily a poet, I have also written essays, fiction, theater reviews, and human interest journalism. I spent four and a half years as the official publicist and theatrical writer for the Sun City Community Theatre of Bluffton, South Carolina, reviewing their productions for SunSations Magazine and the arts section of The Bluffton Sun. Additionally, I offer freelance archival research for writers, historians, etc. My rates vary depending on the specific assignment.
You can find Jessica at her website
Dime Show Review: Discoveries
Sunsations, July 2017: Summer Drama Series Debuts with Agnes of God
The Seventh Wave, April 2016: Three Poems by Jessica Goody
Jessica is available as a source and for opinion editorial and reported features
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference