Author Archives: Jessi L. Roberts

About Jessi L. Roberts

I live and work on my family’s cattle ranch in eastern Montana. I have a flock of chickens, a hyper golden retriever, some cows, and a few horses. I enjoy fantasy and science fiction and my head is full of wild sci-fi story ideas, some involving apocalypses and others involving aliens. I have been published twice in Havok Magazine, an imprint of Splickity.

Camp NaNo: Black Claw

For Camp NaNo this year, I’m rewriting the third book in my spaceverse, a sequel to Hand of Steel, currently titled Black Claw. Pitch: When Klate is captured by bounty hunters and blamed for murders he didn’t commit, Krys must … Continue reading

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Kark Breeds

Here’s a picture of three kark breeds, a species featured heavily in my novel, The Red Tattoo. Karks are the mounts of the Chix, who are the only species small enough to ride these large predators that are a mix … Continue reading

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All Senses Story Challenge

This is something I found on DeviantART where a person uses multiple senses to describe their character(s) so I did it with Savora. (In-universe, Jagur would never meet her, but I needed someone to see her from the outside.) Here … Continue reading

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Fanfic, the Dark Side of Writing

Over the years, I’ve read fanfic and seen discussion of it. I’ll even admit to writing some. For those who don’t know, fan fiction (fanfic) is when a fan of a story writes another story set in the same universe. … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books: Hand of Steel

I’m posting early since I’ll be gone on Monday. I decided to do one of these linkups since I haven’t done one in a while. Questions: What were your writing achievements last year? I was published for a second time in … Continue reading

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The Antihero

In recent years, the antihero has risen in popularity. For those who don’t know, the definition of an antihero is “a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.” I think what makes an antihero … Continue reading

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Recommendations of 2016

Here are some good things I discovered in 2016. Books Mistborn Series By Brandon Sanderson This is a great series. The first trilogy subverts many fantasy tropes by starting a thousand years after the evil ruler took over the kingdom. The … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Rogue One (SPOILERS)

Note on ratings: *           Horrible. **         Below average ***       Average. Not good or bad. ****    Above average ***** Above and beyond Content: *** (Content based off my personal … Continue reading

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Review: Amish Vampires in Space

  When Jedediah realizes his planet’s sun is dying, he is forced to use forbidden technology to save his colony, but the ship that brings their salvation has a new menace for the Amish.   Note on ratings: *   … Continue reading

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Why it’s done

There are many things that are rare in the real world, but very common in books. Sometimes, people think the authors are pushing an agenda, which can be true, but many times, the authors are just trying to write a … Continue reading

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