Jessica R. McDowell


I was born and grew up in a tiny little town in West Texas where there was lots of room for a girl’s imagination to roam. The lack of organized activities left plenty of time for art and story writing, two of my favorite things.

When I was a teenager my family relocated to Southern California and I was exposed to a myriad of new experiences, the least of which was the booming military influence. I have always loved military vehicles, especially jets. Technology fascinates me. Exploring space has always been a dream, too. While in California I worked as a technical writer and illustrator for a naval government contractor while earning a degree in Photography.

I now live in Minnesota with my husband and daughter where I work part time as a freelance writer and photographer. I am a member of several critical writing groups where I lend a hand in helping other writers get their work ready for the world. I also write poetry and enjoy exploring the mixed media art fields.

I am enjoying the thrill of writing again and am truly thankful to everyone for being so supportive. Thanks a bunch!

I spend my spare time with family, friends, gardening, reading and relaxing at the lake. But stay tuned, I'm always working on my next story.

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Soul of the Guardian
Price: Free! Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a mysterious beauty stumbles into a retired military captain’s life he’s reminded of a past he’d tried hard to forget. She’s nothing he’s ever expected and as her plight unfolds he’s driven to give her a chance at a future neither one thought possible.
Just Like That
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A road trip offers some unexpected life choices for Justine and her husband when they meet some out-of-this-world travelers. Every decision has a consequence, would they regret theirs?

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