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Jessica Branton wrote her first novel at the age of fourteen. She has published short stories, poems, and newspaper articles since the fifth grade. Charlie’s Port publishes her blog, and her plays have been produced by Act One Theatre in Cartersville and The Oak Theatre in Atlanta. She served as president for two years at On The Spot, an improvisational troupe that travels nationally. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Georgia and will obtain her M.A. in English from Georgia Southern University in May of 2019. She teaches at Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School. She continues to dream up stories and scribble them down when she has the chance.


What reviewers have to say about Branton’s  How to Experience Death for Beginners:

Casey and her circle of friends are well drawn with an effective balance of personalities that add interest and suspense… a solid and multilayered thriller. – KIRKUS Reviews

A competent first novel… Branton is skilled at misdirection.INDIEREADER

Jessica Branton has written the story with such page-turning style- drawing you into the world of Casey Darling, her twin sister, and the ‘curse’ they experience. – Jera’s Jamboree




How to Experience Death for Beginners has won the 2020 Best Paranormal Thriller Independent Press Award.

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