I believe in wonder, love and words.

I’m an acquisitions editor for Samhain Publishing, specializing in romance, erotic fiction and SFF. As a writer, I have contributed to the Dear Teen Me anthology (Zest Books, 2012) and Straying From the Path (Drollerie Press, 2009). My work is represented by The Bradford Agency. I write literary speculative and historical fiction for teens and adults.

I am an American living in Canada with my Scottish husband, writer Simon C. Larter, and our tabby Rachmaninov (but you can call him Noodle). I adore hiking, being outside, sunshine, mountains, the ocean, reading, spending time with friends (mostly other SFF writer nerds) and cats. I consider myself an atheist, a vegan and an intersectional feminist, and I enjoy respectfully discussing any of those things.

I will still use it for clarity as necessary, but I have gotten over the Oxford comma.

(updated October 2014)

§ 4 Responses to About

  • journalpulp says:

    “I like surprising people.”

    Do you mean you like to surprise people, or do you mean you like people who are surprising?

    I’m not trying to be smart alec. I’m genuinely curious.

    Found your website via terribleminds. I like your writing style.

  • Heather says:

    You live in Philly?
    Me too!
    And I desperately want to be a writer too🙂
    I will be loking for your novel when it comes out❤

  • Danielle says:

    HI Jess, It is cousin Danielle. I want to say that I am proud of your writing accomplishments. Keep in touch. Jason is in Philly and usually goes to the bookstore you were at but last week he was home. Keep up the good work.