Seven or eight years ago, Jessica Scott joined the Austin chapter of Romance Writers of America even before she arrived in Austin. An active-duty officers, as she and her family were moving to Fort Hood, she posted to our loop so we all got to know her before she attended a meeting. I didn’t know this at the time, but that’s Jess. She takes charge. She does what she needs to do. She goes straight ahead and I admire her greatly for that.
Jess knew she wanted to write novels about her Army family. She set that goal and worked hard and look where she is now: twice a USA Today bestselling author with eleven published novels; wife of a retired NCO, mother of two, and manager of a zoo-full of pets and–again–so much more.
Here’s her biography from amazon.com Jessica Scott has written for the New York Times At War blog, War on the Rocks, PBS Point of View Women and War and has been featured in Esquire Magazine as an American of the Year in 2012. She has published 11 novels and novellas about soldiers returning from war and has hit the USA Today Bestseller list twice. She has compiled two nonfiction projects about her time in Iraq and the return home.
She has recently completed a master’s Degree in sociology from Duke, Masters Degree in Telecom Management from University of Maryland University College, BA in Cultural Studies from State University of New York.
She’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.