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Devorah writes fiction under the pen-name Jasmine Schwartz

FARBISSEN: MELISSA MORRIS AND THE MEANING OF MONEY

new-farbissen-cover-200x300Melissa Morris is a thirty-something single New Yorker who works in fashion. She has it all, until she fails spectacularly. She’s banished from the fashion industry and has to start all over again.

Set adrift, Melissa follows her boyfriend to London. She’s hoping for a second chance.

But Melissa’s search for herself is interrupted when she discovers a dead body.

“Bridget Jones with guns and dead bodies”
-The Man of Twists and Turns

“Full of humor, surprising twists and poignant moments, Melissa Morris will walk right into your heart with her black boots and quirky neuroses.”
-Amy Klein, The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt

“Think Woody Allen with stomach cramps on the Victoria Line.”
– Barbara Nadel, Author of the Cetin Ikmen and the Francis H series

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FAKAKT: MELISSA MORRIS AND THE MEANING OF SEX

fakakt-new-2Melissa Morris chases her cheating boyfriend to Rome. While trying to track him down, she’s arrested for the murder of a Romanian businessman. She sets out to find the real killer, discovering an underside to Rome and herself that she never imagined.

“I dare you not to fall in love with Jasmine Schwartz’s Melissa Morris…”
-Tania Hershman, author of My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions

“If Agatha Christie did speed and smoked-salmon bagels”
-Matthew Kalman, author of PsychoBibi

 

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BEFORE THE CRASH: A MELISSA MORRIS SHORT STORY
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Melissa Morris is a thirty-something single New Yorker who works in one of the trendiest boutiques in Manhattan. She has it all, until the night she discovers something dreadful and frightening and just plain weird. Her life will never be the same. Before The Crash is a prequel short story to Farbissen and Fakakt.
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EMAIL FROM BEYONCE: A MELISSA MORRIS SHORT STORY

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Heartbroken and alone, Melissa Morris is invited to volunteer for the Obama Campaign, headquartered in a lavish Central Park West penthouse. She finds purpose and energy and even a good-looking man who wants to date her. But nothing is as it seems, and when Melissa begins to discover the truth behind the campaign, she finds the cracks in the penthouse that no one wants her to see – in the people around her, in the motives driving the volunteers and most of all, in herself.
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JEWISH CHRISTMAS: A MELISSA MORRIS SHORT STORY

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A thirty-something woman’s playful, poignant Wizard of Oz-inspired journey on the streets of Manhattan:
It’s Jewish Christmas in Manhattan, which means Chinese takeout and a movie. Melissa Morris’s life is a mess, but she’s hiding the truth from family and friends, pretending that everything is just fine. When an old friend drags her downtown on a chaotic mission, Melissa finds herself involved in a burglary and kidnapping. In the end, she has to find the courage to face herself.
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HOW WOULD YOU FIGHT A LION?: A MELISSA MORRIS SHORT STORY

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Melissa’s new Wall Street job is saving her. She’s climbing out of debt, she’s getting her life together… and the boss’s son is cute. But a mysterious email threatens to destroy everything. Is Melissa working with a killer? She must discover who’s lying, who’s dangerous, and who’s just out for themselves in this smart, modern Wall Street tale.
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