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

Jessie Atkin

Jessie Atkin writes fiction, poetry, essays, and plays. She has previously won the A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition, and been featured in Geva Theatre's Regional Writers Showcase. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, The YA Review Network, Writers Resist, Cloudbank, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in creative writing from American University, and B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.  


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. We Are Savages is her debut novel.


Jessie is represented by Jennie Kendrick of Red Fox Literary

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:

Explaining My Depression to My Twin Sister - Cloudbank 12 - 7/18

I Unearthed a Human Skull - Ragazine -4/18

I am Not a Person - Writers Resist - 2/18

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