Author Archives: Jessie Crockett

About Jessie Crockett

Jessie Crockett wears a lot of hats, both literally and literarily. As Jessie Crockett she is the Daphne Award winning author of Live Free or Die and the nationally bestselling Sugar Grove series. As Jessica Ellicott she has received starred reivews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal for her historical mystery Murder in an English Village. As Jessica Estevao she writes the Agatha Award nominated Change of Fortune Mysteries. She loves the beach, fountain pens, Mini Coopers and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively knits wool socks and enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar.


Jessie: Finally in Maine, enjoying the salty air! This summer marks the eighth that my family will spend on the coast of Maine. It is the second of those same summers that I haven’t had a September 1 deadline for … Continue reading

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Jessie: In NH where a Baltimore Oriole is perched on the flowering quince in the back yard. For Mother’s Day yesterday my beloved husband gifted me with a new sewing machine. I am absolutely thrilled. I received my first machine … Continue reading

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Jessie: In New Hampshire where the snow has melted sufficiently to expose cheerful clumps of daffodils. I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about technology and social media. With all that has been on the news about privacy violations and … Continue reading

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Could Be Worse!

Jessie: Feeling a bit of cabin fever I don’t know about all of you but I’m beginning to feel a bit done with the snow. Just last week most of my backyard was clear of the white stuff. Since then … Continue reading

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Press Pause

Jessie: Happy to see patches of grass appearing in the yard! Even though my favorite form of entertainment is reading, I confess that I do love television shows and movies too. And as much as I enjoy on-screen entertainment I … Continue reading

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Good for the Soul

Jessie: Enjoying the warmer temperatures! This week I had the great pleasure of traveling to Washington D.C. with two of my sons. One lives there and served as a tour guide for the trip. We had several places on our … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Jessie: Looking out the window at eight, yes eight, fresh inches of  snow. Writers tend to fall into two camps on the subject of writing or rewriting and which it is they prefer. Lovers of first draft enjoy the unbridled … Continue reading

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