Agent: Sarah Hornsley
Jessica is a creative writing MA student at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her short stories have been shortlisted in competitions for Wordsmag and The Val Wood Prize for Creative Writing. As well as being a qualified midwife, Jessica has worked for many years in the homelessness sector, supporting people with mental health and substance misuse issues.
Her debut, THE EXTRAORDINARY HOPE OF DAWN BRIGHTSIDE, will be published by HQ, HarperCollins in May 2020.
Quirky, hopeful commercial fiction with huge book club appeal, this is a book that delights and surprises with every turn. With a charming cast of marginalized characters and themes of homelessness, grief, friendship and community, it’s perfect for our choppy times but also wonderfully timeless.