Jennifer Marie Brissett is a British-Jamaican American who came to the US when she was four and grew up in Cambridge, MA. For three and a half years, she owned and operated the Brooklyn indie bookstore Indigo Café & Books. She has a Master's from the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing. Her stories can be found in The Future Fire, Morpheus Tales, Warrior Wisewoman 2, and Halfway Down the Stairs. Her story Secrets of the Sea was short listed for the 2013 storySouth Million Writers Award. Her debut novel Elysium has been nominated for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. She currently lives in NYC.