The Amber Within
In 19th century England, Claridad's father passes on her 21st birthday and leaves his entire estate as her dowry. With the new will, Clara finds herself in an awkward position with her step-brother, George. Between spiritual hauntings, a pregnancy out of wedlock, and murder, George pulls through for Clara by marrying her and helping her escape to her homeland in Puerto Rico.
Despite fleeing, Clara's misfortunes pursue her as she loses her first child and the hauntings resurface. She also slowly comes to learn that her husband, George, is not the man she once loved. For the sake of her newly born daughter, Clara gives in to the ghostly woman in yellow as she becomes closer to her Afro-Boriken roots. Through her ancestral spirits, Clara discovers the truth behind her tragedies and gains the strength to fight the true evil plaguing her.
2017 & 2020
This was a 24hr poetry marathon that Jessica participated in on two occasions, 2017 & 2020. "It's always fun and fast-paced. I love taking part in this wonderful event with other talented poets."
Dear Black Mothers published poem
August 21, 2020
Jessica is extremely proud to share her poem, Dear Black Mothers, that made its debut in the "I Can't Breathe: A Social Justice Magazine" anthology. "This was a project I knew I had to be a part of, the topic is so heavy and important to bring to light. As a POC writer, I felt honored to share my heartfelt emotions with those who were willing to listen and understand."
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Current working projects
Amelia-Gothic short story on love and vengeful ghost.
Gone Clamping-Modern Folktale Horror (short) of Bffs go on a glamping trip and come across the crying lady of the lake.
(Another Gothic Novel)-Secret storyline but it involves a fictional character from a famous 19th century book.
We are the Brujas- Poetry Chapbook
When My Ancestors Come Calling for a Feast- Cookbook that focuses on recipes from her upbringing.