Born and raised in Northern California, Jessica Knauss has become something of a wanderer who hopes to settle down soon. She earned a Ph.D. in Medieval Spanish Literature from Brown University. She has worked as a librarian and a Spanish teacher as well as a writer.
Knauss has participated in many writer's groups and workshops, including the International Writers' Program at the University of Iowa. Her nonfiction has appeared in Medieval History Magazine, Hortulus, LL Journal, and the encyclopedia The World and Its Peoples. To date, she has published fiction in (Short) Fiction Collective, Full of Crow Quarterly Fiction, Sillymess, Do Not Look at the Sun, This Mutant Life, Bewildering Stories and Short, Fast and Deadly. You can find her novella Tree/House, about a woman's awakening through sleeping in trees, in paperback and Kindle at Amazon. Get updates on her writing at her Facebook page and at jessicaknauss.blogspot.com.