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Jessica Goody


 Jessica Goody was born and raised on Long Island. A fifth-generation New Yorker, she currently lives in Bluffton, South Carolina with an exuberant poodle named Coco.

Jessica's debut poetry collection Defense Mechanisms was released by Phosphene Publishing and is available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

A columnist for SunSations Magazine, her work has appeared in over three dozen publications, including Reader’s Digest, Third Wednesday, The Seventh Wave, Event Horizon, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and The Maine Review.


Jessica has been nominated for numerous awards and received second place in the 2015 Reader’s Digest Poetry Competition.  


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Defense Mechanisms was listed as a Power Read in The Hilton Head Monthly

Glenda Harris' review of

Defense Mechanisms in

The Bluffton Sun:

An excerpt from Defense Mechanisms in Wordgathering

Marie Kane's review of Defense Mechanisms in Wordgathering



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