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By Aliya Hall

Jessica Cagle-Faber writes her own way


October 17, 2019


Jessica Cagle-Faber is a local speaker and mentor in Springfield working on her debut novel. Her presentations have focused on overcoming rejection when it comes to submitting work.

SPRINGFIELD – When Jessica Cagle-Faber was younger, she worked as a professional dancer. At least until her fear of rejection got the better of her. Then she decided to pursue a career where she could get away from that – writing.

"At least this isn't to-my-face rejection," Cagle-Faber said, laughing.

Cagle-Faber is working on her debut novel while offering workshops and giving chapter readings and informational presentations in Springfield. She has presented at Wordcrafters and Willamette Writers in Eugene, as well as at the Oregon Writers of Color Spring Showcase in Portland.

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