Jessica is writer by trade, a nerd by choice, and an education coordinator by necessity.

In her former life as a New Yorker, she was an actress, a director, and a cabaret chanteuse. Now, she lives in Chicago where she is earning her MFA in Creative Writing and constantly arguing the legitimacy of genre writing with her more literary minded peers. Her first fictional boyfriend was Han Solo and like most writers, her tiny apartment is stuffed with a magnificently disproportionate amount of books.  You can visit her tumblr, music is my boyfriend, for visual and aural representations of her obsessions.


Favorite thing to eat:  Blood Oranges, Mexican food, my mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce

Favorite Spice: Freshly ground black pepper, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract

Favorite Dessert: Tiramisu

Favorite Drink: Coffee. A well made cup of coffee is a holy thing.

Favorite Place to Eat: Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in New York (the Olive Oil Gelato is unmatched perfection) and Cumin in Chicago

Favorite Place to Travel: London

Favorite Motto:  “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde