Nov 18, 2021 | By: Emma Hudziak

Wadena Woman Publishes Multi-Award-Winning Novel

According to a recent release, Jessica Sly, from Wadena, MN, made a goal at age 16 to get a book contract with a traditional publisher by age 18. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

About 12 years later, after many writers conferences, writers group sessions, and manuscript drafts, Sly had received a contract for her multi-award-winning novel, “The Promise of Deception.”

“This novel feels special because it’s kind of a mashup of everything I love,” said Sly.“ Faith, history, Europe, magicians, true crime, romance and a little touch of speculative elements.”

The judges for both the American Christian Fiction Writers’ “Genesis Contest” and the “Mountain Brook Fire Award” found the novel to be special. Sly’s book won both contests in 2020, and had paved her way to land a contract with Mountain Brook Fire.

One piece of advice Sly gives to other aspiring artists is “Write, write, write! The more you do it, the better you’ll get.”

“The Promise of Deception” will release on Dec 5th, 2021.

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