Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She is the best-selling Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty-nominated author of nonfiction, dark suspense, edge-of-your-seat YA adventures, comic caper mysteries, women’s fiction, and thrillers. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft’s Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter. (Check out her TEDx Talk for the surprising inspiration behind her first published novel.) She lives in Minneapolis with her family.