Jessica Bayliss, author of YA thriller, TEN AFTER CLOSING, and YA horror, BROKEN CHORDS, is a clinical psychologist by day and a writer all the time. She has been a lover of thrilling and spooky tales since her days scanning VHS rental shelves—admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers. In the psychology world, she has more than twenty years of experience and training in the cognitive-behavioral model. She’s a psychotherapist, a teacher, and a researcher. A life-long lover of scary tales, she also loves to eat, cook, and exercise—in that order—and is a firm believer that coffee makes the world a better place.
Jessica is represented by Dr. Uwe Stender, Triada US Literary Agency. She is a member of SCBWI, ITW, HWA, and RWA. Her short fiction has been published in several anthologies and lit mags. She serves as a Senior Editor for Allegory Magazine.