Jessica Anya Blau was born in Boston and raised in Southern California. Her novels have been featured on The Today Show, CNN and NPR, and in Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Bust, Time Out, and other national publications. Jessica’s short stories and essays have been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies. Jessica co-wrote the script for Love on the Run starring Frances Fisher and Steve Howey. She collaborated with Regina Calcaterra and Rosie Maloney on Girl Unbroken, a memoir coming out in October, 2016. For many years, Jessica taught writing at Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College. Currently, Jessica divides her time between Baltimore and New York.