• Jessica Bayliss is a fiction author with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology who loves all things reading and writing. Her work crosses genres including romance, urban fantasy, and horror. Although it’s typically advisable to focus on one audience, Jessica just can’t seem to settle down; she writes Middle Grade, Young Adult, New Adult and (eh hem) regular adult fiction. She is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

    Because one cannot live on writing alone, Jessica also spends a great deal of time with friends and family. She is a lover of all animals especially one very special Havanese and one extremely ornery cockatiel. She also loves to cook, eat, and exercise (it’s all about balance, right?) and is a firm believer that coffee makes the world a better place. 

    Jessica has developed a series of courses and workshops for writers who want to accurately and authentically portray mental health diagnoses in their fiction and for those who’d like to learn how to use psychological tools to conceptualize deeper and more engaging characters, the kind of characters that drive plot. She’s also available for one-on-one professional coaching for writers. Learn more on her website.

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