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ABOUT JESS

Jessica Khoury is the author of many books for teens and young readers. Her stories have been translated into over a dozen languages and have been finalists for awards like the South Carolina Junior Book Award, the Ignyte Award, the Maine Student Book Award, the Oklahoma Sequoyah Masterlist, the Amelia Bloomer Project, and many more. Her bestselling middle grade debut The Mystwick School of Musicraft was named one of the Best Audiobooks of 2019 by Audible and is one of the Top 20 Most Listened-To children's books of all time.

In addition to writing, Jess is also a fantasy cartographer and illustrator. Her artwork has appeared in NYT Bestsellers, video and tabletop games, and of course her own books.

 

Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and daughters. She spends free time hiking in the mountains, playing video games, and sketching new characters for new stories. 

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Favorite books: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, Redwall by Brian Jacques, Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold, The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper, Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Favorite movies: Jurassic Park, The Incredibles, Blade Runner 2049, Brave, Princess Mononoke, Whispers of the Heart

Favorite video games: Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy XIV, Tomb Raider, Skyrim

Favorite animal: Orca

Favorite place: New Zealand

Favorite team: FC Barcelona

Favorite Dog: Siberian Husky

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my dog, Katara

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my office, where

I write all my books!

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All my books, in English and foreign translations.

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