Photo of Jessica Arden, a 40 something woman with brown hair smiling

Jessica Arden writes cozy mysteries, and quirky contemporary romance, usually with a supernatural twist. She’s stomped grapes in her native California, hiked 350 miles on an ancient pilgrimage route in Spain, had breakfast with a coatimundi in Costa Rica, and spent the night in a monastery. But no matter where life takes her, her true north will always be with her husband and two energetic boys.

When she’s not writing, you can find Jessica teaching college English classes, designing graphics, logos, and book covers, making crafts (she’s currently obsessed with vinyl and stickers), and dreaming about being able to eat chips and salsa in a restaurant again.