Jessika Fleck is a writer, unapologetic coffee drinker, and knitter -- she sincerely hopes to one day discover a way to do all three at once. Until then, she continues collecting vintage typewriters and hourglasses, dreaming of an Ireland getaway, and convincing her husband they NEED more kittens. 


Jessika has lived all over the U.S. from Hawaii to Vermont, but currently calls Illinois home. She resides there with her sociology professor husband and two daughters where she’s learning to appreciate the beauty in cornfields and terrifyingly large cicadas.


Jessika writes both young adult and middle grade fiction and her work verges on fantastical and dark with a touch of realism. She is also a regular contributor to the fantastic kidlit blog, Kidliterati. Her YA fantasy, THE CASTAWAYS (Entangled Teen) is currently available. BEWARE THE NIGHT (Swoon Reads/Macmillan) releases early 2019.


  • I'm horrible at computers. Fact: setting up this website took me far longer than it should.

  • Related: I'd rather be typing this on an old typewriter.

  • I've developed a bad (and expensive) habit of collecting elements from my novels. Because of this, I own a spinning wheel, too much yarn, have an hourglass collection, and am slowly acquiring a small glass menagerie. 

  • While I will always consider myself a cat person (we have two spoiled boys), I officially crossed over and got a puppy last summer. She's a mess, but man alive, we LOVE her! 

  • Related: I post far, far, too many pet pics on Instagram. 

  • Top 5 vices: coffee, boots, dark chocolate (I'm talking at least 75% cocoa), winter accessories (the woolier the better!), & Masterpiece Theatre.

  • I'm headed to Ireland in March, 2018! (bucket list item)

  • My favorite color is dark mustard yellow.

  • I'll take snow over sun anyday.

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