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 currently lives in South Carolina with her husband and her chihuahua.
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?”
When she’s not writing you can find her sewing and embroidering, an ongoing experiment called Crafting for Justice. She also enjoys strumming her ukulele, playing video games, and throwing axes.