Writer. Social Worker. Drinker of hard cider.

News & Reviews

On Sale Now:

My debut novel, Perfect Likeness, a contemporary fantasy fiction novel published by Blue Zephyr Press  is available for purchase on Amazon.

Check out my reviews on Goodreads:

A funny tale about depression? This one is it. When Ally wakes up one morning to find that her fantasy self is now talking to her from the mirror she realizes that she’s in deep trouble. Is it mental illness, magic, a combination of the two? Ally must fight to save herself (and her friends) from being banished into a fantasy life that no real person could survive. Loved this zippy tale of a girl dealing with a fairy tale menace and mental illness at the same time. – Bethany Manies, author of the Carrie Mae mystery series.

Latest Blog Entries

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A Moment of Discord

What makes a person change? This is the question that fills my life — my life as a therapist, and my life as a writer. How does a person grow and evolve? What makes them change their minds, their hearts, their views? According to Wikipedia, “a character arc is the transformation or inner journey of […]

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When Gratitude Isn’t Easy

The common wisdom is that a daily practice of gratitude is not only good for the soul, it is also good for your mental health. As a therapist, I often help my clients focus on the positive in their life, and on their own strengths. Strengths-focus is the heart of Positive Psychology, “the scientific study […]

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Fall is the Time for Book Giveaways!

October is one of my favorite months and Halloween one of my favorite holidays. It’s no secret to anyone who has read my book Perfect Likeness that I am a fan of the supernatural, and having an entire month dedicated to exploring the edges of humanity and playing in the great “what if” just makes […]

New Short Story!

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Check out my new short story, The Sight, a contemporary fantasy and winner of the first round of a short story contest: “A chance encounter on a bus leads a woman passing as an economics professor down a path she knows she can’t follow.”

Available for purchase on Smashwords and Amazon now for only 99 cents. Want a free download? Sign up with Blue Zephyr Press and get a coupon code for a free download by entering your email here. Once I get your email, I’ll send you a free copy of The Sight.

About the Author

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J.M. Phillippe spent the early part of her life in the deserts of Santa Clarita, California where she learned about fire season and idolized She-Ra; her adolescent/young adult years in the ever-green Seattle suburbs where she gained an appreciation for walking in the rain and earned a degree in Journalism and Creative Writing; and her early twenties in Los Angeles where she tried to make a go of it as a freelance writer and thus learned a great deal about being an administrative assistant before ending up in public relations. Then she did the most LA thing she could think of — she moved across the country to go to graduate school in New York City. She has settled in Brooklyn, New York and became a licensed masters social worker and works as a family therapist. She spends her free-time decorating her tiny apartment to her cat Oscar Wilde’s liking (which consists of having lots of interesting things to lay on), drinking cider at her favorite British-style pub, and training to be the next Karate Kid, one wax-on at a time.