Jessica (she/her) loves creepy stuff, bad puns, and everything to do with books. Her writing tends toward the dark and the absurd. She’s a registered social worker who spends her days in academia conducting research with an aim of improving health, health access, and health equity. Beyond her current work, she’s been a garden centre coordinator, a tea party host, a grocery store demonstrator, a big box store cashier, a craft beer festival organizer, a census worker, a bartender, and a craft store renovator, among other things. She also has far too many hobbies. Jessica lives in the sometimes gritty, ex-Steel City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with her partner and their two black cats*.