Jessica Shoemaker lives in Los Angeles, California. Her mother gave her a typewriter on her tenth birthday. It is the best present she has ever received. Her fiction has appeared in Fiction Southeast, Blue Skirt Productions, Lunch Ticket, Hobart, and Angels Flight literary west. She was a 2017 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow and a 2018 Idyllwild Arts Writers Week Fellow. She is currently at work on her first novel.