The Space Between | Writing Update

Hello, it’s been a while!

If you’ve been around a little while you may have seen me mention a project called Mouse. Mouse was a verse novel I started working on around this time last year when my agoraphobia and depression were at their worst. Well, we’re now only 25 days away from the official publication day of Mouse, now called The Space Between!


It’s been months but I still can’t quite believe it’s being published, especially by a publisher I adore so much. Little Island Books were my very first choice, my dream publisher, so even the fact that they liked my manuscript still baffles me!

I filled this book with everything that I had. It got me through being housebound with agoraphobia, anxiety and depression. It gave me somewhere to go when I disassociated. It gave me the words to open up to the people in my life about what was happening. Writing this story, Beth’s story, helped me work my way through my own and I am so, so proud of it.

It is also very gay, which makes me very happy.


I’m so excited, so nervous and so happy that my little book baby will be out in the world soon.

If you’d like to pre-order The Space Between you can do so here or here.

If you want to add it on goodreads, here you go!




Today (A Diary Poem)


was nice

Today was fog

and ice and

“I smell snow”


was pulling the tags

off brand new slippers

Pink pajamas with



peanut butter cups

and tea

Today was cold

Today was blankets

and extra socks

(fuzzy socks)

and red noses

Today was tears

smeared on glasses

Ice standing

little pillars

like people

on the fence

building up up up

a tiny world

Today was Team Jess

Team Logan

Team Jess

and holding hands


when everything

means extra

Today was grey and


“Here is slippy-”

white and


“- Be careful”


was nice


Hello 2016 | The Future of Sparkle Fists

Ok 2016 here’s the deal, I’ve been a pretty bad blogger.

I adore my blog, especially now that I write for other sites the freedom to write exactly what I want when I want is liberating and seriously fun. But with my particular brands of anxiety/depression/this stuff sometimes I just can’t. I can’t write about that particular thing, at that moment and feel like it’s good enough. But, to be honest, screw that! Mental illness affects pretty much every aspect of my life and I’ve now I’ve let it affect this blog, but no more!

I’ve stripped away every rule I made for myself and kicked all self-imposed limitations in the butt. From now on I will blog three times a week and will blog whatever I feel like writing about! Comics, books, life, mental health, all of the things I want to natter on about but worry about being off-topic. I will blog as often as I feel like but my base plan is this: I’m going to be posting every monday, wednesday and saturday. Saturday will always be a chat about what I read during the week but the other two could be anything! More book reviews, comic thoughts, personal posts, picture posts and who knows what else!

Having said all of that, this week will be a little different, I’ll be posting everyday as a part of TBR Takedown, a readathon I’m taking part in. Once the readathon is over the three-a-week plan takes over and I can’t wait!

The little flame in my belly that is fueled only by writing is ready to go and I’m feeling more determined and optimistic than I have in a while.

This blog is my happy place, I hope that this year I can embrace and spread that a little more.