Born in North Carolina to a military family, Jessica Critcher has since lived in several states including Arizona, Nevada, Existential Despair, California, Cognitive Dissonance, Virginia, Bliss, Denial, Tranquility, Youthful Ignorance, Montana, Hawaii, High Functioning Anxiety, and Massachusetts.
She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her articles and opinions have been featured in Freethought Today, Bitch Magazine, Gender Focus, Katherine Press, Hardcore Droid, and several other publications foolhardy enough to take a chance on her particular blend of hope and sarcasm.
Her fiction (inspired by such figures as her great grandmother, Virginia Woolf, and the giant pacific octopus) centers on the lives of women and their relationships with each other. Her writing asks (and tries to answer) the question, “What are women capable of?”
Jessica currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area. When she’s not writing you can find her perfecting her left hook at Lightning’s Boxing Club, playing video games, or strumming up-tempo covers of sad songs on her ukulele. Follow her on Twitter @JessCritcher or find her on Instagram at JessicaCritcher for adorable pictures of her chihuahua, Ada Lovelace.