Jessica Strawser

Jessica Strawser

Jessica Strawser is Editor-at-Large for Writer’s Digest magazine, where she served as editorial director for nearly a decade. Her debut novel, ALMOST MISSED YOU (St. Martin's Press, 2017), was a Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction Selection, She Reads Book Club Selection, and PopSugar Best Spring Read. Her second novel of domestic suspense, NOT THAT I COULD TELL (St. Martin's Press, 2018), was a top Book of the Month selection and is now new in a special Reading Group Gold paperback edition. Her latest, FORGET YOU KNOW ME, released from St. Martin's Press in February 2019 to raves, including a Starred Review in Publishers Weekly calling it "masterful." Her diverse career in the publishing industry spans nearly 20 years and includes stints in book editing, marketing and public relations, and freelance writing and editing. A Pittsburgh native and “Outstanding Senior” graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, she counts her New York Times Modern Love essay and her Writer’s Digest cover interviews with such luminaries as Alice Walker, Anne Tyler and David Sedaris among her career highlights. She lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she is currently 2019 Writer-in-Residence for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. She tweets @jessicastrawser, enjoys connecting at, and is a popular speaker at writing conferences and events that are kind enough to invite her. Visit to learn more.

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