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Jessica Taylor

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September 06, 1985

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Jessica Taylor adores atmospheric settings, dangerous girls, and characters who sneak out late at night. She lives in Northern California, not far from San Francisco, with a law degree she isn’t using, one dog, and many teetering towers of books.

A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS, her first young adult contemporary thriller and a Junior Library Guild Selection, will be published August 15, 2017 by Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House.

Represented by Melissa Sarver White at Folio Literary Management.

Follow Jessica on Twitter at @JessicaTaylorYA, on Instagram at @jessicataylorwrites, and check out her website at www.jessicataylorwrites.com


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I think I always knew I would love this book. I mean, really, it was optioned for film by none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. Yes, Leo! But I wasn’t prepared for this - falling head over heels, madly in love with THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE. Olsen’s writing ...more
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“He wanted to learn how the world worked, and I wanted to learn how to work the world.”
Jessica Taylor, Wandering Wild

“Nobody could hold the same place in your heart as your sister. Love or hate her, she was the only person who grew up exactly like you, who knew the secrets of your household—the laughter that only the walls of your house contained or the screaming at a level low enough the neighbors couldn’t hear, the passive aggressive compliments or the little put-downs. Only your sister could know how it felt to grow up in the house that made you you.”
Jessica Taylor, A Map for Wrecked Girls

“Henri held herself as if only her arms could keep her pieced together, and I saw that behind all her fake control—throwing herself at a teacher, carving our dad out of her heart—was something fragile. I wish we’d seen it sooner—my dad and Mr. Flynn, they had a responsibility to see it, to do better. Those moments were my sister spinning out.”
Jessica Taylor, A Map for Wrecked Girls

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