COVID-19 updates: We are excited to announce that the 2021 Writers' Institute will take place April 8-11, 2021. See the UW–Madison Smart Restart website for information on how the university will welcome students back to campus in fall 2020.

Jessica Lourey Jessica Lourey

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.


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