Jess and Keith Flaherty are one of those married couples sitcoms never get right. They have been together for over twenty years and still can’t get enough of each other’s company.
They live in the beautiful mountains of Vermont with family close by. They have a cat, a dog, and an immortal guinea pig as pets, not to mention a flock of chickens and ducks contributing eggs and avian chaos to their backyard farm. Jess has worked in newspaper and art publishing, freelance writing, cake decorating, mental health, and as a STEM/Project-based special educator. Now, she is a full-time small business owner, artist, photographer, and writer. She enjoys knitting, playing the ukulele badly, reading, and binge-watching unhealthy amounts of TV.
Keith started his adult life in the U.S. Army. After that, he spent many years as a chef and business manager, has worked in infrastructure construction and safety, and now works as a personal chef and small business owner, along with Jess. In his free time, Keith enjoys reading, writing poetry, working with his hands, creating sculpture and folk art with found objects, and cooking for his family to stay in touch with his roots in the kitchen.
As a couple, Jess and Keith love to cook together, go hiking, and spend time together and with their sons, who are artists and creators in their own right. Of course, they also love writing together. Their first book, Always Darkest, was called “A very different story,” and “A solid fantasy novel,” by fantasy icon, Piers Anthony. As their series, The Arbitratus Trilogy (and Universe) have evolved, fans have compared their style to a combination of Douglas Adams, George R.R. Martin, and Christopher Lamb.
From fantasy, to horror, to romance, to humor, if you check out Jess and Keith’s work, you won’t be disappointed!
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