Thanks to her Kentucky childhood, elements of folktale and cheekier takes on death (often with a citrusy splash of humor) are constants in Jessica’s writing. In Ireland, Jessica studied storytelling and The Troubles. In France? Notre-Dame Cathedral’s violent history. Her MA in English was earned in England, where she spent many a night lurking in musty library corners. Today, she resides in a historical district of Peru, surrounded by the ghosts of grand casonas and their spiraling wrought-iron gates. For more, visit

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