Jessica Spotswood is the author of the historical fantasy trilogy The Cahill Witch Chronicles and the contemporary novels Wild Swans and The Last Summer of the Garrett Girls. She is the editor of the feminist anthologies A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers, & Other Badass Girls and The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes, & Other Dauntless Girls and co-editor of Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft. Jess lives in Washington, DC, where she works for the DC Public Library as a children’s library associate. She is a feminist, a Hufflepuff, and an INFJ.

A Dozen of My Favorite YA Books

Graceling series by Kristin Cashore Chime by Franny Billingsley
The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan All the Rage by Courtney Summers
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
The Winner’s Curse series by Marie Rutkowski Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
Jessica Spotswood headshot

A few things I

Harry Potter

Bellarke (Bellamy + Clarke on The 100)


ModCloth dresses

Earl Grey tea