Achievements

Published (hard-copy)

2016 – Short story ‘When all this is over’ published in Catchfire Press anthology Home is the Hunter.

2016 – Short story ‘Shooting Ducks’ published in 2016 Hunter Writers Centre Grieve 2016 anthology.

2014 – Short story ‘Meet the Martians’ published in paperback book A Tick Tock Heart.

2014 – Short story ‘Wrapped in pink’ published in paperback book Side by Side.

2011 – Short story ‘Fostering Fun’ published in paperback book Pet Rescue’s Amazing Dog Stories.

Published (eBooks)

2016 – Short story ‘Shooting Ducks’ published in 2016 Hunter Writers Centre Grieve 2016 eBook anthology.

2014 – Short story ‘Two fading fish’ published in eBook White Ribbon Writing 2014: Uncovering Australia’s Secrets One Story at a Time… (22 November 2014)

2014 – Short story ‘Mountain climbing for beginners’ published in eBook Shifting: Travel Writing Anthology 2014 (20 October 2014)

2014 – Short story ‘Meet the Martians’ published in eBook A Tick Tock Heart (16 June 2014)

2014 – Short story ‘Wrapped in pink’ published in eBook Side by Side (24 March 2014)

2014 – Short story ‘The straight and narrow’ published in eBook Mirrors: The Writing Workshop Anthology (03 March 2014)

Published (online)

2016 – Short story ‘Bloodstained‘ published on the Newcastle Herald website

2016 – Short story ‘Just five feet tall‘ published on the Newcastle Herald website

2015 – Short story ‘Yellow wool’ published on the Newcastle Herald website

2014 – Short story ‘The deepest of blues’ published on the Newcastle Herald website

2013-2015 – 29 short stories (and counting) for ABC Open 500 words projects

Newspaper and magazines

2016 – Short story ‘Bloodstained’ published in the Newcastle Herald, page 18 (28 December 2016)

2016 – Short story ‘Just five feet tall’ published in the Newcastle Herald (27 January 2016)

2015 – Short story ‘Yellow wool’ published in the Newcastle Herald (10 January 2015)

2014 – Short story ‘The deepest of blues’ published as a full page article in the Newcastle Herald, page 48 (24 January 2014)

2006 – Article ‘There’s snow worries if you chair up‘ in the Canberra Times for Front Up, Times2,  page 2 (24 July 2006)

2005 – Article ‘Giving the power to the people‘ in the Canberra Times for Front Up, Times2, page 2 (21 November 2005)

Awards and commendations

2017 – Highly Commended in the Newcastle Herald 2016 Summer Short Story Competition for the short story ‘Bloodstained’

2016 – Special Mention in the Grieve 2016 anthology for the short  story ‘Shooting Ducks’

2014 – Highly Commended in the Stringybark Future Times Short Story Award 2014 for the short story ‘Meet the Martians’

2014 – Highly Commended in the Stringybark Short Story Award 2013 for the short story ‘Wrapped in pink’

2014 – Second Place in the Newcastle Herald 2013 Summer Short Story Competition for the short story ‘The deepest of blues’

Radio appearances

2016 – Hunter Story Creators on the radio, short documentary about our writers group produced and aired by ABC 1233 (11 March 2016)

2016 – ABC 1233 studio guest for ‘Treasure Hunter’ with Jenny Marchant (20 February 2016)

2015 – Radio National Life Matters pre-recorded story ‘The Monet’ broadcast

2015 – ABC 1233 radio interview to discuss ‘My accidental memoir‘ (20 January 2015 5:30pm – live)

2014 – ABC 1233 radio interview to discuss ‘A blonde in a sea of black’ (25 July 2014 3:15pm – live)

2014 – ABC 1233 studio guest for ‘Treasure Hunter’ with Jenny Marchant (17 May 2014)

2013 – ABC 1233 radio interview to discuss writing and blogging with Carol Duncan and Anthony Scully (10 July 2013 1:15pm – live)

Live readings and performances

2016 – Short story ‘Shooting Ducks’ read live at the Newcastle Conservatorium as part of the Hunter Writers Centre Grieve 2016 project (27 August 2016)

2016 – Host at the Newcastle Writers Festival for ‘Make your writing pop‘ (3 April 2016)

2015 – Host at the Newcastle Writers Festival for ‘Take your writing to the  next level: Practical tips from local writers on how to take your writing from hobby to publication’ (22 March 2015)

2015 – Pre-recorded story ‘The Monet’ played at the Newcastle Writers Festival as part of the ABC Open session (22 March 2015)

2015 – Presented at the Digital Writers Festival for ‘ABC Open: From page to national stage‘ (14 February 2015, 11am)

2014 – MC for the live reading event ‘Stories at The Mosh Pit’, including reading own work from Friday Fictioneers (31 May 2014)

2014 – Pre-recorded reading (by Jessie Ansons) of short story ‘The deck of cards memory shuffle’ on ABC 1233 radio (02 April 2014 1:50pm)

2014 – Live reading (by Jessie Ansons) of short story ‘A load of rubbish: teaching students respect’ at the 2014 Newcastle Writers Festival, ABC Open 500 words session (06 April 2014 11:15am, Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall)

Guest blog posts

2015 – ‘Join the Digital Writers Festival without leaving the couch‘ published on ABC Open website (10 February 2015)

2015 – ‘My accidental memoir‘ published on ABC Open website (19 January 2015)

2014 – ‘The deck of cards memory shuffle‘ published on ABC Open website (04 March 2014)

2014 – ‘How to keep motivated when you never seem to win‘ published on The Writer’s Life – Karen Whitelaw (06 February 2014)

2013 – ‘Being a writer is lonely: 5 ways to change this‘ published on ABC Open website (15 July 2013)

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  4. Kath

    Good on you Jessie.love from Uncle Steve and Aunty Kath xxx

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