Writer. Social Worker. Drinker of hard cider.

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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

Words of Resistance

On January 15th, 2017, I made my way out to the front of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library to attend a rally. At about 10 minutes after the officially posted start time, a young girl that no one could really see started singing the national anthem in a clear […]

Everything That is Not An Elephant

I am notoriously bad at remembering the source of stories, so I can’t remember where I heard this story first. I have been using it, and telling this particular version of it, for as long as I can remember. This is the version I tell: There was a master sculptor and an apprentice sculptor, and […]

Science Fiction: A Bastion of Hope

Social work, I tell people, is about holding hope for others when they are unable to hold it for themselves. More often than not, I meet people when they are in the midst of some sort of crisis. That crisis has painted their world pretty dark, and optimistic isn’t very high on the list of […]

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.