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First Name Jessica
Last Name Waite
Member Since May 25, 2023
City Calgary
State AB
Country Canada
Branch Affiliation Member at Large (no branch affiliation)
Website https://www.jessicawaite.work
Blog https://jessicawaite.substack.com
Twitter @jesstories
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/endless_stories_jess/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6555997-jessica
Bio Jessica Waite believes books can save lives. In the wake of her husband’s sudden death, she uncovered secrets that undermined everything she’d trusted about the man she loved and their extraordinary life together. Then, amidst the chaos and confusion of her new reality as a widowed single mom, inexplicable coincidences forced Jessica to consider whether Sean might be reaching back from beyond the grave. When life handed her a riveting, horrifying and unexpectedly beautiful story, Jessica transformed herself into a writer. Her debut memoir will be published by Atria in 2024. Jessica encourages others to write through grief, and mentors people with tough stories to tell. She lives with her teenaged son, his well-used drum kit, and their cuddly, bear-sized rescue dog in Calgary, AB, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies on the ancestral lands of the people of Treaty 7.
Publications The Widow's Guide to Dead Bastards (Atria) 2024
Other Memberships TWUC, Alexandra Writer's Centre Society, Writer's Guild of Alberta
Awards Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award 2022
Contests Room, Geist, Prism International Jacob Zilber Prize Shortlist.
Genres Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humour & Entertainment, Parenting, Short Stories
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Copywriting, Freelance Writing, Ghostwriting, Manuscript Reading & Consultation, Scriptwriting & Screenwriting, Storytelling