Jessica E. Thomas became fascinated with the somewhat strange and slightly askew at an early age while watching television shows like The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Darkside, and while reading literature such as Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends and Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children mysteries.
She wrote her first poetry book at age seven and continued writing poetry throughout her tweens and teens, convinced it would prepare her to write the Great American Novel. She was wrong. (Poems don't have plots.) In her early twenties, with English degree in hand, she entered the real world where the job of spinning a dull yarn was surprisingly underappreciated as well as undercompensated.
Determined to eat, she entered the professional world of Marketing in 1997 and later transistioned to Information Techhnology. Since 2001, she has worked in the pharmaceutical, student loan, and financing industries as a computer programmer, systems analyst, Web developer, and technical writer. Despite spending most of her time to wrestling 1's and 0's, she continues to hone her writing craft, plotting skills included.
- JoinedJuly 25, 2015