Writer. Social Worker. Drinker of hard cider.

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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

Heroes Vs Villains

There is a saying that no villain really knows that they are a villain. We are all heroes in our own minds. But in fiction, it is also often true that heroes don’t know they are heroes. They resist the title. They push back against the events that would take them to heroic destiny. The […]

Radical Self-Love and Pride

I first became an activist in 2008, when, on the night of Barack Obama’s historic win of the presidential election, Proposition 8 passed in California, my home state, voters declaring that same-sex couples shouldn’t have the right to marry. I happened to be watching the results with a good friend and her girlfriend, on the […]

Learning to Let Go

A writer friend of mine told me that being in your 20s is all about unbridled optimism that anything can happen, while being in your 30s is about figuring out your limitations, and what really is possible. Limitations are hard, she said. But it makes life so much easier when you just accept who you […]

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.