About Author

“Hess is one of those rare talents who tells a great
story with compelling characters, pacing and action.”

- Terrence McCauley

Jeffery Hess is the author of the novels Scar Tissue, Roughhouse, No Salvation, TushhogBeachhead and the story collection, Cold War Canoe Club, as well as the editor of the award-winning anthologies Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform, and Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand.

Prior to earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of South Florida, he served aboard the Navy’s oldest and newest ships. He’s published numerous short stories that recall this period of his life.

He’s held writing positions at a daily newspaper, a Fortune 500 company, and a university-based research center.

He lives in Florida, where he writes and leads the DD-214 Writers’ Workshop for military veterans.

Scar Tissue

by Jeffery Hess

A forty-year-old self-cutting workaholic abandons everything she knows for a stripper with a death wish.

Scar Tissue is a psychological noir novel that stunningly brings to life a world others dare not dream of. This is a vivid and memorable portrayal of desire as seen through the eyes of two women with dark hearts and very different goals who cross paths at critical moments in their lives. The power of their hopes and despair, their weaknesses and strengths is a testament to the yearning that resides inside all of us.