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Jessica Strawser

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By day, Jessica Strawser is the Editorial Director of Writers Digest magazine, North Americas leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920. By night, she is a fiction writer with a debut novel, Almost Missed You, forthcoming in 2017 from St. Martins Press and another stand-alone novel to follow in 2018. And by the minute, she is a proud wife and mom to two super sweet and super young kids in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A Pittsburgh native and Outstanding Senior graduate of Ohio Universitys E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she counts her New York Times Modern Love essay and her Writers Digest cover interviews with such luminaries as Alice Walker, Anne Tyler and David Sedaris among her career highlights.

Genres: Mystery, General Fiction
New and upcoming books
December 2023

The Last Caretaker
October 2024

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Catch You Later
   Almost Missed You (2017)
   Not That I Could Tell (2018)
   Forget You Know Me (2019)
   A Million Reasons Why (2021)
   The Next Thing You Know (2022)
   The Last Caretaker (2023)
   Catch You Later (2024)
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Jessica Strawser recommends
Fortune (2023)
Ellen Won Steil
"With an irresistible premise that gets more unsettling by the page, Fortune is so much more than a random game of chance. Every ticket is a potential clue; every character has a fiercely guarded secret. You won't be able to look away until the final name is drawn."
Morning in This Broken World (2023)
Katrina Kittle
"Morning in This Broken World is a heartfelt take on the family we're born with, the family we choose, and the messy, beautiful intersections between the two. Katrina Kittle gifts us with an unforgettable protagonist, an endearing supporting cast, and a moving story about what it really means to call a place 'home.' The world would be a better (and dare I say less broken) place if it were filled with more novels like this one."
The Last Lifeboat (2023)
Hazel Gaynor
"Everything you could want in a historical novel, and so much more: suspenseful, emotional, spellbinding. I read with my heart in my throat as Hazel Gaynor expertly swept me away into a mother's angst, a survivor's desperation, a child's innocence caught in the middle of a war. A triumphant, remarkable story from an author at the top of her game."

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