Jeanne Lyet Gassman

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Jeanne Lyet Gassman holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first novel, Blood of a Stone (Tuscany Press) received an IPPY in 2015. Other honors and awards include fellowships and grants from the New Mexico Writers’ Foundation, Ragdale, and the Arizona Commission for the Arts, as well as nominations for a Pushcart Prize and Best Small Fictions. Her short work has appeared in Tales of Fear, Superstition, and Doom (Redwood Press), Bosque 7, Hippocampus, and The Museum of Americana, among many others. Jeanne is represented by Alicia Brooks of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency and is currently seeking publication for her second novel, When the Sky Fell.

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My novel, When the Sky Fell, is a story about a family of downwinders, people who contracted cancer from government-sanctioned fallout from the atomic bomb tests in Nevada during the 1950s-60s. That book received a grant from the New Mexico Writers’ Foundation and is currently on submission to publishers. My novel-in-progress is about the intersection of art, climate change, and science. I’m also working on a collection of essays with the working title of Small Things Lost.


Title: Blood of a Stone
Publisher: Tuscany Press/2015
Genre: Religious Historical Fiction

Set in the first century on the edges of the Roman Empire and the Jesus movement, Blood of a Stone is a sweeping story of murder, betrayal, love, and the search for redemption.

Faced with the brutality of slavery, Demetrios confronts his master and flees by the blood of a stone. Determined to escape his past, he struggles to create a new life and a new identity with his friend and fellow escaped slave, Elazar.

However, freedom has its price. Secrets cannot remain secret forever. A chance for love is lost. Elazar betrays Demetrios to a so-called prophet named Jesus of Nazareth. Fearing the Roman authorities and Jesus, Demetrios risks everything to silence those who would enslave him again. His quest leads him to startling discoveries and dire choices. Demetrios must answer the question we all ask: Can we ever be free of our past?

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“Spring 2022” ♦ Skink Beat Review, State of Affairs Issue 2.2
“A Path to Healing” ♦ Clerestory Magazine, Issue No. 3 Therapy
“Rising from the NICU” ♦ Raising Mothers
“Mapping the Body” ♦ Hippocampus Magazine, May 1, 2015
“Healing Arts” ♦ Literary Mama, February 2005
“Good Gentlemen, Speak Up” ♦ The Manifest-Station, January 18, 2017


Title: Art in the Time of Covid-19
Publisher: San Fidele Press (July 24, 2020)

“Post-COVID Summer”

A portion of the profits from this e-book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. We are grateful to the frontline workers who have sacrificed so much for our safety. “Art in the Time of COVID-19” is derived, inspired and animated by the global pandemic of 2020. The works created by writers and artists all over the world are sad, funny, profound, serious, and intensely human. They represent work by renowned artists and writers as well as by some who have never been published before. The contributors come from Europe, Asia, Africa, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Title: Dear America: Reflections on Race
Publisher: The Geeky Press (October 17, 2017)

“Point of View”

This collection takes the issue that most divides this country and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn’t meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story.

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Short Stories

  • “Lumpy Mashed Potatoes” ♦ Flash Fiction ♦ Writing in a Woman’s Voice/Jan. 16, 2024
  • “Caged Fighting Writing” ♦ Literary Fiction (Humor) ♦ Queen Mob’s Teahouse, November 30, 2016
  • “Nearer, My God, To Thee” ♦ Flash Literary Fiction ♦ Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal
  • “Love Under the Hood, Las Vegas, 1957” ♦ Literary Fiction ♦ The Museum of Americana
  • “Haboob Season” ♦ Flash Literary Fiction ♦ WOW! Women on Writing
  • “Journey to Redemption” ♦ Novel Excerpt ♦ Assisi: Vol. 3
  • “Of Fools and Lunatics” ♦ Literary Fiction ♦ Switchback, Issue 16, Vol. 9



Title: Tales of Fear, Superstition, and Doom
Publisher: Redwood Press (March 16, 2023)
Genre: Horror

“Before the EMP”

Twenty-seven tales of horror and darkness by a diverse group of writers who conjure up demons, cults, denizens of the deep, sorcery and magic, insanity, lost technology, ghosts, ancient gods, monsters both supernatural and all too human as well as other terrors against which the only weapons are often poorly laid plans, vain hopes, and even the power of love or hate. A river of superstition flows through this book. Many stories run deep through its waters while others only lightly skim the surface or branch away toward other themes. If you like variety in your dark fiction then you’ll enjoy this book.

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Title: bosque Issue 7
Publisher: Bosque Press (2017)
Genre: Literary Fiction

“Pink Clouds”

bosque Journal: Our aim as publishers is to offer an outlet for creative writing, art, and photography with a national scope and a southwestern flavor. This issue includes 2017 bosque fiction prize winners, 2017 bosque fiction prize finalists, and 2017 editors’ prize for poetry. For a complete table of contents, go to the link on the bosque 7 page.

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Title: Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok
Publisher: Story Spring Publishing (January 29, 2017)
Genre: Humor

“Sweet, Dirty Love”

“Debris and Detritus, the lesser-known Greek gods…” * These words launched over a dozen alternate realities and histories, invaded existing universes, and even inspired a book or two—with Debris and Detritus running amok through every world they touch. With nothing else to go on, writers from various genres created deities that might or might not actually be Greek, might or might not be of any particular gender, might or might not be of this Earth—but they always wreak havoc in ways that range from darkly horrific to brightly comedic.

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