IN DARKNESS, COWER  is a semi-finalist (top 100) in the TNT Horror contest. If you enjoy creepy stories about strangers, monsters, other dimensions, and impossible challenges, then this is the story for you. Please vote on the first chapter & share with your friends. Thank you!

Hi there.

I'm Jessica. For non fiction writing, I go by Jessica B. Fry, but when it comes to fiction writing, I use the name J. M. Butler. It's a tribute to my grandfather, Jim Butler. The night before he died, he told me to keep writing and that he believed I could do it. Powerful words for a little girl, and so, even though I adore my husband, I use my maiden name for my fiction writing.

Currently, I work as a freelance writer as well as a lawyer. I adore writing in all of its stages, and I find it a delightful excuse to participate in new life experiences. I just call it research. :D

For those who want to know how they can help support the stories I'm writing, add the stories to your reading lists, vote on them, follow, or promote in some way. :) Right now, the story that I'm promoting the most is Tue-Rah: Identity Revealed. It's part of a fantasy series I've been working on for many years, and it's very dear to my heart. So if you want to make me happiest, check out that one.

Also I now have a newsletter. So if you want to sign up, stop on by: http://forms.aweber.com/form/13/666935913.htm Don't worry. I won't sell your emails. :D

I appreciate all that you readers have done, and there are more stories to come. Have a great day!

Also please note that my works are extensively documented and protected. My stories are quite like my children, and I protect them zealously.
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JessicaBFry JessicaBFry Dec 06, 2016 01:01PM
We have reached the final day of voting, and I am now going to share the top 100 TNT finalists for the last time. If you have a chance, be sure to check out these stories. At this point, I've read...
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