Author Archives: Sharissa Jones

About Sharissa Jones

Sharissa Jones hails from rural Nebraska, growing up on a farm that is fifty miles from the nearest McDonald's and somehow her fiction always ends up back on the plains. She is a member of the 2015 Grub Street Novel Incubator class and is currently working on a novel about a wrongful conviction set in, of course, Nebraska. Sharissa lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two young daughters.

Unpenned: Turning the Novel Loose

“There comes a time when you have to let the novel go.” “It will never be perfect.” “You can’t fiddle with it forever.” Yadda, yadda. So goes the writing advice about when to finally set a novel free in the…

Finding that Perfect Comp

I don’t have nightmares about showing up for a college exam having not studied. My palms don’t sweat at the idea of getting onto an airplane. Spiders don’t send me into a conniption fit. But ask me what books would…