Meet Jessica

Once upon a time, Jessica Leake was a psychotherapist, but even though she loved her clients, she couldn’t stop writing.

She wrote and wrote until she got her first book published, and then she wrote some more. In between all that writing she had four beautiful and hilarious children with her husband (best friend and man she’s known since high school; also hilarious), moved back to her adopted hometown of Greenville, SC, built a chicken coop, and got a bunch of chickens that poop breakfast every morning. She also has two dogs to keep the chickens in line. (The dogs made her write that last bit.)


Arcana and The Order of the Eternal Sun are available now, and Beyond a Darkened Shore, her YA debut from HarperTeen will be released in April 10, 2018.


Arcana - A Novel of the Sylvani
Beyond a Darkened Shore
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Interviews & Guest Posts

“Interview with Jessica Leake, Author of Arcana

T. Michelle Nelson’s Blog–May 2, 2014


“Interview with Jessica Leake, Author of Arcana

The Qwillery–November 18, 2014


“My Favorite Bit: Jessica Leake Talks Arcana

Mary Robinette Kowal’s site–November 18, 2014


“Jessica Leake: Five Things I Learned Writing Arcana”

Chuck Wendig’s TerribleMinds–November 19, 2014