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Jess Lourey

Biography

Jess Lourey

Jessica (Jess) Lourey writes about secrets.

She's the bestselling Lefty, Agatha and Anthony-nominated author of nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, suspense and thrillers. Jess is a tenured professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind MAY DAY, her first published novel.

She lives in Minneapolis with her family and her foster cats (and occasional foster puppies, but man those goobers are a lot of work).

Jess Lourey

Books by Jess Lourey

by Jess Lourey - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed --- violent, moody and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

by Jess Lourey - Fiction, Mystery

Mira James’ hot and heavy relationship with boyfriend Johnny Leeson is definitely warming up her winter. But when Johnny has to go to Portland, Oregon, for a month-long internship, airplane-averse Mira lets her septuagenarian friend Mrs. Berns talk her into a visit. After a few glasses of champagne and Mrs. Berns’ encouragement, Mira begins to relax and enjoy herself…until a fellow passenger is murdered and a snowstorm traps the train in the Rockies. If Mira can’t track down the killer, she may end up derailed --- permanently.