Saturday, February 27, 2021

Jess Amy

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I'm a writer and editor based in Leicestershire, UK. I like to say I don't have a specialism; I'm fascinated by people and their stories. Fiction will always be my first love, but I enjoy working with clients and publications in a wide range of niches.

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