Jeanne Lyet Gassman

Jeanne Lyet Gassman (Fiction) | Peoria, AZ

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Jeanne Lyet Gassman holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and resides in Arizona. Her debut novel, Blood of a Stone (Tuscany Press), received a 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award (bronze) in the national category of religious fiction and was a finalist for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Award. Her short work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions 2015 and the Pushcart Prize. Additional awards include fellowships from Ragdale and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Jeanne’s short stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Altarwork, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Literary Mama, Red Savina Review, Switchback, Barrelhouse, and The Museum of Americana, among many others. Visit Jeanne at her website:


Blood of a Stone (Tuscany Press, 2015). Fiction.

Press & Reviews

“. . . gripping story of friendship and betrayal, love against all odds, and the brutal Roman Empire . . .”
—National Book Award Winner, Gloria Whelan

“. . . leads the reader on a journey of surprise and suspense.”
Wall Street Journal Top Ten book selection author, Diane Foley Mabrey

“ . . . powerful and fast-moving tale of sin and redemption.”
—American Fiction Prize Winner, Clint McCowen, author of Haints

“Blood of a Stone feels alive on every page . . .”
—Nance Van Winckel, author of Boneland

“. . . stunning evocation of 1st-century Palestine in all its teeming, multifaceted complexity . . . ”
—Diane Lefer, co-author of The Blessing Next to the Wound

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