Jackie Ess

Work in Progress

I’m working on something long. To be totally honest you won’t see much of me for a while.

In the Absolute Balloon

A new short story in the Chicago Review, August 2022. You can read it online. In the Absolute Balloon


I published my first novel, Darryl, with Clash Books in May 2021. It’s the story of a guy in an unusual sex lifestyle. You might relate to him.

I’m making an audiobook, pretty informally (audiophiles steer clear), and serializing it on patreon. I’ve got 2/3 of the book down and need to sit down and do the rest. Not sure I will use the patreon for anything else, but you’re welcome to throw me a few bucks if you are patient and not hurting for the money. I will finish it soon.

You can also find some videos of me reading sections of the book on youtube.

Reviews, Interviews, Podcasts


None planned for now. Stay safe.


I seem to be back on twitter again. I’m as disappointed as anyone but having fun there. (@jackie_ess).

Email is sometimes better. [firstname].[lastname].writer@gmail.com or trip to taller windows at protonmail dot com (no spaces)

I’d probably talk to you on the phone but I’m not posting that here.

Last Updated 2022-08-25