Jess Hartley

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Jess Hartley
Jess Hartley 2005 Photo
Jess Hartley 2005 Photo
BornChristina K. Hartley
(1967-12-11) December 11, 1967 (age 54)
San Rafael, California
OccupationNovelist, writer
NationalityAmerican
Period2000–present
GenreFantasy, Role Playing Games, Historical fantasy
Website
jesshartley.com

Christina K. "Jess" Hartley (born December 11, 1967) is an American novelist, writer, game creator, and editor.

Hartley is the author of the novel Exalted: In Northern Twilight[1] published by White Wolf Publishing, and Little Yoshida,[2] a novel published as an electronic serial, by Mind Storm Labs. She has been an author of, and contributing writer to, nearly forty role-playing games and game products (RPG)[3] books from White Wolf Publishing/CCP North America, and Margaret Weis Productions, as well as the editor for several projects from Steampower Publishing and Rogue Games.

From 2002 to 2005, Hartley produced the ongoing feature article, Forsoothly Spoken, for Renaissance Magazine as well as doing book reviews for the publication.[4][5][6]

In August 2009, Hartley debuted One Geek To Another,[7] an advice, ethics and etiquette blog for the geek community. In 2010, One Geek To Another was nominated for an ENnie Award in the category of Best Blog.[8]

Hartley was born in San Rafael, California and raised in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. She lived for several years in Easthampton, Massachusetts and then in Bisbee, Arizona.[9] In October 2010, she returned to her native NW, and now resides in Gresham, Oregon.

Current projects[edit]

  • The Shattered Glass Project [10][11][12]- An urban fairy tale story and an experiment in patronage sponsored art.

Published works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Little Yoshida (2010) PDF Download
  • Exalted: In Northern Twilight (2004) ISBN 1-58846-861-5

Short stories and anthologies[edit]

Essays and nonfiction[edit]

Role-playing games and supplements[edit]

Editing and development roles[edit]

  • Reliquary (World of Darkness for White Wolf Publishing – Developer (2008)
  • The Future Soldier's Battlefield Handbook for Steampower Publishing – Editor (2007)
  • The Lemurian Candidate for Steampower Publishing – Editor (2006)


Media mentions[edit]

Jess Hartley has appeared in the following newspaper and magazine articles, websites and podcasts.

Websites and blogs[edit]

  • Flames Rising:[13] Interviewed with Eddy Webb, Monica Valentinelli and Kelley Barnes on 7 April 2011;[14] The Shattered Glass Project on 21 March 2010;[11] Guest Blog – 13 Halloween Etiquette Tips From One Geek To Another;[15] Interviewed on August 13, 2008 by Jeremy Jones: Jess Hartley, Freelance Author & Editor Interview[16]
  • The Successful Dilettante:[17] Interviewed on April 20, 2007 by Susan Henderson.[18]
  • The Escapist:[19] Appeared on Tell Me About Your Character on May 19, 2006.[20]

Podcasts[edit]

  • RPG Countdown:[21][22] Jess appeared on the following episodes: 22 April 2009[23] (Collection of Horrors), 15 July 2009[24] (Ready-Made Player Characters (Changeling: The Lost)), 12 August 2009[25] (City in the Sand), 9 September 2009[26] (Geist: The Sin-Eaters).
  • Tri Tac Games Podcast:[27] Jess appeared on the following episodes: 14 March 2011[28] (Episode 61: Gender Issues with Jess Hartley).
  • Fear The Boot[29] Jess appeared on the following episodes: 29 July 2007 (Interview Episode 4 – Changeling: The Lost)[30]

Video appearances[edit]

  • GamesU 2009:[31] Women in Gaming panel, featuring Jess Hartley, Monica Valentinelli and Juliet Meyers, 2009 [32]
  • Planet Access.[33] Live Video Interview Recorded at Connecticon 2007.[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Exalted: In Northern Twilight at Amazon.com
  2. ^ "Alpha Omega Little Yoshida – Complete Saga – All Ten Episodes – Mind Storm Labs – DriveThruRPG.com". Rpg.drivethrustuff.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  3. ^ Current RPG Works List on Amazon.com
  4. ^ "Book Review at Renaissance Magazine". Renaissancemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Book Review At Renaissance Magazine". Renaissancemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Book Review At Renaissance Magazine". Renaissancemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  7. ^ "One Geek to Another – Purple Pawn". Purplepawn.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  8. ^ "2010 ENnie Award Nominees – Flames Rising Horror & Dark Fantasy Webzine". Flamesrising.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  9. ^ Herberman, Karen (September 27, 2007). "Busy writer moves to Bisbee". Bisbee Observer.
  10. ^ "The Shattered Glass Project". Jesshartley.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "The Shattered Glass Project – Flames Rising Horror & Dark Fantasy Webzine". Flamesrising.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. ^ "The Shattered Glass Project – Jess Hartley, her readers and nothing in between". Trollitc.com. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Flames Rising". Flamesrising.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Interview with Paths of Storytelling Authors – Vampire: the Masquerade – FlamesRising.com". Flamesrising.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  15. ^ "13 Halloween Etiquette Tips – Jess Hartley – Flames Rising Horror Webzine". Flamesrising.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Jess Hartley Interview – Flames Rising Horror & Dark Fantasy Webzine". Flamesrising.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  17. ^ "The Successful Dilettante". Susanhenderson.typepad.com. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  18. ^ "The Successful Dilettante Interviews Jess Hartley". Susanhenderson.typepad.com. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  19. ^ "The reality of fantasy games". Theescapist.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Tell Me About Your Character: Jess Hartley". Theescapist.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  21. ^ "RPG Countdown". 7 March 2009. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Log In or Sign Up to View". Facebook.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  23. ^ "RPG Countdown (22 APR 2009)". 23 May 2009. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  24. ^ "RPG Countdown (15 July 2009)". 28 July 2009. Archived from the original on 28 July 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2009-12-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2009-12-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  27. ^ Development, PodBean. "Tri Tac Games Podcast". Tritacsystems.podbean.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  28. ^ [1][dead link]
  29. ^ Repperger, Dan. "Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast". Feartheboot.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  30. ^ Repperger, Dan. "Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast » Blog Archive » Interview Episode 4 – Jess Hartley". Feartheboot.com. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  31. ^ "geeqlife". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Women in Gaming – GamesU 2009". YouTube. 9 April 2010. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  33. ^ "PlanetAccess". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  34. ^ PlanetAccess (24 April 2008). "Jess Hartley Interview". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 9 January 2018.

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