After Musa Publishing closed its doors I was devastated, not only because I loved working with the publisher, but because they had published my first novel, Cairo in White, and had been the first ones to believe in me as an author.

I knew that I wanted to get the book back out into the world as soon as possible, so I decided to self publish the book instead of scramble to find another publisher.

With the help of wonderful book designer Kelly Shorten,  Cairo in White is now available on Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and CreateSpace, and will be available on and Kindle soon.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the book since it first came out last February, or even before that, in the six years it took me to write it. I could never have gotten through all of those revisions without you!

<3 KAJ



Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event Blog Post

Dear Readers,

Today, I have a post up on the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event blog called “The Fictional is Political.” The post, which got me really worked up as I wrote it, talks about how it’s almost impossible to just write and not become a political author when you write LGBT fiction. The post also includes my personal journal as a writer, and a giveaway.

Check the post out here and let me know what you think!


2014 Holiday Hop December 1-15

Dear Readers,

I’m part of a Angela Ford’s 2014 holiday blog hop this year, and since last Friday was the book launch of the anthology I edited, Magical: An Anthology of Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Other Magical Fiction, I’m giving away three free copies of the book from now through December 15. Comment below with the title of a fantasy or fairy tale story that’s affected you in some way, along with your email address, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of this wonderful collection from 31 authors.

Magical Book Launch


Here’s is a photo of some of our happy contributors after their reading. I’m the one in the pink princess costume!


Angela Ford is doing a drawing on her site for a kindle and $25 gift card: Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop Giveaway Link – Click Here. You will be redirected to a Pinterest Board, where you can PIN to WIN.



Please stop by and visit the authors listed below for more giveaways. Happy Hopping!

Jamie Brumfield  Amanda Bennett  Michele Mathews  Julia Mills Elizabeth Inglee Richards

Carol Ann Kauffman   Jennifer Chambers  Diane Rinella  Angela FordTerri Carle

Sharon KleveMelanie James Mariah Dietz   Serena Zane   Jennifer Conner  Amanda Bennett

R.E. Hargrave  Ella Medler    Aubree Lane  Rebecca Sherwin Teri Riggs

Ava O’Shay  Andie Lea  Dzintra Sullivan  Andrea Perno  Jennifer Theriot Chris Karlsen

Al ParksL.A. RemenickyEmma Lee Skye   A.L. Wood Jayne Hyatt Amber Daulton

Joanne Jaytanie  Kelly Cozzone   J.D. Hollyfield  Patricia Kiyono Elle Klass

T.I. Lowe  Tammy Tate  Jackie Marilla Casey Harvell  Denise Kawaii  Natalie-Nicole Bates  Kelly Ann Jacobson Moira Keith Michele Gwynn  Tracey Alvarez  Mary Bernsen



Author Amanda Holmes Duffy Interviews Kelly Ann Jacobson on Her Blog, The Irrelevance of Hope

This past weekend, I spent a lovely morning at the beautiful home of a fellow Northern VA author, Amanda Holmes Duffy. By far the best interview I will ever have, we sat in her lovely garden, drank homemade coffees, and discussed books, gender, editing, and much more for two hours!

You can find the full interview here.


I met Amanda when we both read from our novels at One More Page books in Falls Church, and loved listening to her read from her book, I Know Where I Am When I’m Falling.

Getting to know her was an absolute pleasure, and I look forward to reading with her at lots of future author events.