Illustration by Plunderpuss

Jessica Laine writes contemporary crime fiction with a Latinx twist. Her work has been published in Literary MamaWomen’s Memoir, and The Norwegian American. She is the winner of the 2017 Sisters in Crime Eleanor Taylor Bland award and the 2016 Mystery Writers of America-Midwest Hugh Holton award.

Thanks to Edina Magazine for publishing my interview in their March 2018 issue:






My short story, “Lust to Love,” is in MURDER-A-GO-GO’S, a mystery anthology edited by Holly West from Down & Out Books. Net proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood.

Thanks to Raquel Reyes for hosting me on her blog, OjO!

And here’s a wonderful review from BOLO Books:

Lust for Love by Jessica Laine

This story of Lulita Conchita García de Bergen, a wronged wife taking destiny into her own hands would have been entertaining on its own, but because Jessica Laine adds all the clever references to the 1980s to the mix, it is even more wickedly delightful. Everything from C.H.U.D and cabbage patch kids to “the clapper,” Guess clothing, and iconic slang gets a shout out next to an inspired reference to Belinda Carlisle. Thankfully, having this much fun in a serious crime story hasn’t been outlawed.