About

  • Former editor for Samhain Publishing
  • Published author represented by The Bradford Agency
  • Library Assistant and Copywriter
  • Workshops and presentations at Sirens Conference, When Words Collide, ARWA

Jessica Corra is an American writer and editor living in Canada with her Scottish husband and two cats. Her work has been featured in various online publications and anthologies, including Ghost in the Cogs (Broken Eye Books, 2016) and Dear Teen Me (Zest Books, 2012). Jessica writes historical and upmarket fiction, and occasionally speculative fiction. She is represented by Natalie Lakosil of The Bradford Agency.

Jessica is formerly an editor for Samhain Publishing where she specialized in historical romance and science fiction and fantasy with romantic elements. She has also edited the benefit anthologies for the Sirens Conference for Women in Fantasy Literature, Witches & Warriors (2017) and Queens & Courtesans (2016). She has presented workshops and panels on writing and editing at different conferences and events as well as for local writers’ groups.

While Jessica has worked as a copywriter, bookseller, and, of course, library assistant,  her heart lies in writing, editing and teaching both. She is also a vocal activist for intersectional human rights. Jessica is queer (bisexual) and autistic, has fibromyalgia with complications from hypermobility, and deals with anxiety, depression and panic attacks. She is vocal about this in an effort to end stigma, and because she does sensitivity reads on these subjects.

(If you are interested in hiring Jessica for any of these things, please email corra.jessica@gmail.com to discuss. Thank you.)

In her spare time, Jessica is obsessed with fuzzy animals especially cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies. She enjoys home cooking, reading a lot, and volunteering. Jessica has spent time volunteering in a palliative care setting as well as answering the suicide hotline for Alberta. It was one of the best experiences of her life, and very humbling. She adores snow and anything with unicorns or dragons., with a growing interest in mermaids.

Her favourite reads of 2017 were NK Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy, Kat Howard’s An Unkindness of Magicians, S. A. Chakraborty’s City of Brass, Kate Quinn’s The Alice Network, Janie Chang’s Dragon Springs Road and Mira Grant’s Into the Drowning Deep.

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