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Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She’s the Amazon Charts bestselling Edgar, Agatha, ITW Thriller, and Lefty-nominated, Anthony-winning author of crime fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, YA adventure, and magical realism. She is a retired professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft’s Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter (check out her TEDx Talk for the surprising inspiration behind her first published novel). When not leading women’s writing retreats, reading, or fostering kittens, you can find her drafting her next story.

Recent & Notable Works

Lourey_cover_2022 QuarryGirls
Lourey_cover_2021 Bloodline
Lourey_cover_2021 Litani


The Quarry Girls (Thomas & Mercer, 2022)

Bloodline (Thomas & Mercer, 2021)

Litani (Thomas & Mercer, 2021)

Unspeakable Things (Thomas & Mercer, 2019)

April Fools (Toadhouse Books, 2019)

The Catalain Book of Secrets (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

February Fever (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

January Thaw (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

December Dread (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

November Hunt (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

October Fest (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

September Mourn (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

August Moon (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

Knee High by the Fourth of July (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

June Bug (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

May Day (Toadhouse Books, 2018)

Mercy’s Chase (Midnight Ink, 2018)

March of Crime (Midnight Ink, 2017)

Salem’s Cipher (Midnight Ink, 2017)

Rewrite Your Life, Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction (Conari Press, 2017)

Better than Gin: A Coloring Book for Writers (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016)

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