Author Archive

Read All About It

Want to know about my writing process? My “Five Firsts and Lasts?” How much I love doing research? What inspired me to write THE WIDOWS OF BRAXTON COUNTY?

With its recent release, I’ve had the pleasure of not only guest blogging on several sites, but I’ve had a lot of fun doing interviews.

If you’d like to check them out, here’s a list. (There are more interviews to come, so stop back to check out the updated list.)

Kritters Rambling (scroll down the page to read it.)
The Happy Booker
Chick Lit Is Not Dead
Book Club Girl
The Bookworm


I’m pleased to announce that THE WIDOWS OF BRAXTON COUNTY (Wm. Morrow) will be released July 23, 2013!

Updating Website March 27, 2013

We’re working on updating this site and hope to have it done by the middle of May. In the mean time, you can stop by either my Shirley Damsgaard Facebook page or my “Jess McConkey–Author” Facebook page to get the latest news.

And speaking of latest news, right now to celebrate the upcoming release of my latest book, THE WIDOWS OF BRAXTON COUNTY (Wm. Morrow—July 23, 2013), I’m doing a contest. When my Jess McConkey—Author Facebook page reaches 200 “likes”, I’ll be giving away a WIDOWS OF BRAXTON COUNTY messenger bag!


Event Date: 2011-07-26
First title written under pseudonym, Jess McConkey, will be released.
Available for preorder now.