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I'm Jessie.

I write, sew, and live in Atlanta, Georgia. Member, incoming president of the West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild (2017); Amateur novelist; Audible obsessed; love a good podcast or crime story; Academic Advisor by day, at Georgia State University.

I am my happiest when I am challenging myself and learning something new - whether that is in sewing or fiber arts, in my professional life, or simply reading a book on a topic new (or not new) to me. Recently learned to crochet, quickly my new favorite small, travels-well craft.

Bachelor's in History, Master's in Public History. Born in Detroit 'burbs, raised in the Upper Peninsula (Michigan), solidly founded in Georgia since 1998.  Saw the Spice Girls in concert in their prime. Published an article in the Journal of the Georgia Assn of Historians.

More than anything, I love a good story.

Since 2008, Be The Ink has been a place for me to share my thoughts, ideas, and creative ventures.