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Jessica Seaborn
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Jessica Seaborn

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Born and raised in Brisbane, Jessica Seaborn lives in Sydney and works as a television and film publicist at Stan. Prior to this, she worked at SBS, Allen & Unwin and HarperCollins. Her writing has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, NewsCorp’s Body & Soul and Feminartsy. In 2020, she did Curtis Brown Creative where she completed the first draft of her debut novel, Perfect-ish. She lives in Western Sydney with her partner and a 50 kg bull mastiff named Boof. She turned thirty in August 2022.

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A smart, funny and heartfelt anti-romcom by a bright new voice in Australian fiction.

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Perfect-ish by Jessica Seaborn

OUT NOW: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/perfect-ish-9781761340031 A smart, funny and heartfelt anti-romcom by a bright new voice in Australian fiction. Prue is about to turn thirty and feels like everyone else is living their best life. Her friends are posting online about their amazing relationships, exciting travel plans and newborn babies. Prue, on the other hand, has been dumped by her fiancé, she's dropped out of uni, and her job counselling lonely people only makes her feel more alone. With the help of her best friend, Delia, Prue sets three goals to turn her life around before her milestone birthday: ditch the job, move out of her brother’s house, and find love. But when Delia’s perfect marriage begins to crack, and a secret threatens to shatter their friendship, Prue realises there’s a difference between seeming to have a perfect life and finding your own perfect-ish life. And maybe being far from picture perfect is perfectly okay.