Jessie Atkin
author, procrastinator, nerd, twin
author of We Are Savages

Jessie Atkin

Jessie Atkin received her MFA in creative writing from American University in May 2015, and attended Washington University in St. Louis. She received a B.A. in English Literature. Besides reading, she was also involved in theater during college, working as an assistant stage manager and even trying her hand at acting in a single show.


Jessie learned to read later than most, but her sudden ability coincided with the release of the first Harry Potter book in 1998, and an obsession was born. Aside from Harry Potter, she also learned to love comic books, with a particular affinity for superheroes. Other than young adult fiction, Jessie also writes plays in her free time. We Are Savages is her debut novel.

Media Links:

Book Goodies - Interview - 3/15

Regional Writers Showcase - Press Release - 4/13

Brighton Pittsford Post - Interview - 2/13

Blkosiner's Book Blog - Interview - 1/13

Mrs. Mommy Booknerd - Interview - 1/13

Children's and Teens' Book Connection - Interview - 11/12

Wake Up at Seven - Interview - 11/12

The Howling Turtle - Guest Post - 10/12

Me My Shelf and I - Guest Post - 10/12

Word Spelunking - Interview - 10/12

Published Work:

The Seven Days - The Grief Diaries - 12/16

The Moon and the Man - Unoriginal - 10/16

Home is Where - The Rumpus - 2/16

Cryogenic Beauty - Quantum Fairy Tales - 7/15

Pink Flamingos - Digital Americana - 4/15

Natural - The YA Review Network - 2/14