Where Fact & Fiction Meet

Jessica Strawser is editor-at-large for Writer’s Digest, where in her decade as editorial director she became known for in-depth interviews with such talents as David Sedaris and Alice Walker. She is the author of the book club favorites Almost Missed YouNot That I Could Tell (a Book of the Month bestseller); Forget You Know Me; and A Million Reasons Why, named to Most Anticipated lists from Goodreads, SheReads, Frolic & E! News. Her latest, The Next Thing You Know (March 2022), is a People Magazine Pick for Best New Novel (all from St. Martin’s Press). She has written for The New York Times Modern Love, Publishers Weekly, and others, and is a popular speaker at writing conferences. She lives with her husband and two children in Cincinnati, where she was named 2019 Writer-in-Residence for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

“A writer’s writer with talent to spare: You may not have heard of Jessica Strawser today, but by tomorrow, everyone’s going to be talking about her.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean