Fred Jessett: Signing
From the night in Seattle in 1954 when Lad MacAdam, a drummer in the Puget Sound Scots Pipe Band, meets a beautiful and talented dancer, Ginger DeForest from New York, neither has any idea how deep their relationship will become, nor how it will forever change their lives. Drummer Loves Dancer is an extraordinary love story that brings together an unlikely pair as they struggle through grief, trauma, secrets, faith, race, sex, and hope.
My Name Is Tamar is an imaginative retelling of one of the least read stories in the Hebrew Scriptures, and not a story for children. What looked like a dream marriage for Tamar has turned into a nightmare. Now she must carry out a desperate plan to escape her arranged marriage and force the one man who can save her to tell the truth.
Fred Jessett writes fiction and creative non-fiction. His stories, columns and articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Seattle Times and The Sun. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, he attended public schools in Olympia, Everett, and Seattle's Lincoln High. While a student there and at the University of Washington, he was a drummer in the Seattle Pipe Band and the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band. For 17 years he has officiated at Kirkin' O' the Tartan service at the Pacific Northwest Highland Games and Clan Gathering. After service in the U.S. Army Jessett became an Episcopal priest and served in Montana, Washington, and on the reservation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sicangu Lakota Oyate, in South Dakota. He and Kris, his wife of 57 years, have four children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.