Jessica is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
She graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in sociocultural anthropology and English. Jessica has made books a serious part of her life for many years. During college, she started an indie review blog that has featured author interviews and has reviewed several self-published books that eventually ended up on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Jessica is actively building her list and is most interested in all genres of romance, especially historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal. She greatly enjoys romance novels with strong characters that jump right off the page and a plot that stays with the reader long after the book has finished. She is also interested in young adult fiction that takes the reader on an emotionally satisfying journey, whether that be in far off places or at home. Jessica also loves select Women’s Fiction that concerns elements of life that greatly change one’s perspective and outlook on culture and events one experiences.
She is also interested in author illustrated picture books that capture the joy and fun of reading between adults and children.
Recent sales include: Emily Alibright’s Everyday Magic (Merit Press), Tara Wyatt’s Holiday Novellas (St. Martins), Jamie Howard’s All The Ways You Saved Me series (St. Martins), Sophia Henry’s continuation of the Pilot’s Hockey series (Flirt/Random House). Jamie Howard’s Until We Break series (St. Martins), Amanda Heger’s Without Borders (Diversion), Emily Albright’s The Heir and the Spare (Merit Press), Tara Wyatt’s Body Guard series (Forever/Grand Central), Melissa Brown’s Red Carpet Kiss (Montlake Romance), Beth Ehemann’s Cranberry Inn series (Montlake).