Writer. Reader. Editor.
Mom. Wife. 
Expert at Awesome.

Jessa Russo believes in fairytales, ghosts, anJake Ryan. She insists mimosas were created for Sundays, and that’s not up for discussion.  She’s obsessed with the great city of New Orleans—where she’s collected too many beads to count, eventually married her sweetheart, and visited graveyards they don’t include on maps.

She’s loud, painfully honest, and passionate about living life to the fullest, because she’s seen how abruptly it can be taken away.

What began as a desire for reading and writing young adult paranormal has bled into stories of all kinds. From fantasy to pre-dystopian to erotic contemporary, Jessa’s stories always include romance, though she’s given up on pigeonholing her work into a category or genre box.
Jessa was born and raised in Southern California, and remains there to this day with her husband (a classic car fanatic), their daughter (a Tim Burton superfan), and a Great Dane who thinks he’s the same size as his Chihuahua sister.

If you'd like to connect with Jessa online, please visit the following pages: GoodReads | Website | Twitter Facebook 


  1. Best bio ever. Love it--especially the last line. So, before I go be my awesome self, just wanna say--I'm heading out to pick up "Ever." It has the most beautiful cover--just captivating--and I want to support your creative voice, honesty, and artistry. (I'm also pretty sure the book is going to be awesome, too!)I'm a YA writer (still in Query World), and I find your site inspiring!