Jessica Lewis is a Black author and receptionist. She has a degree in English Literature and Animal Science (the veterinarian plan did not work out). She lives with her way-funnier-than-her grandmother in Alabama. When she isn't writing or working she enjoys watching cooking or HGTV-type home shows. She writes both young adult and middle grade fiction, the latter under her pen name Jazz Taylor. Her forthcoming 2023 titles are Monstrous (YA) and Starting from Scratch (MG).