Illustration by Plunderpuss

Jessica Laine writes contemporary crime fiction and horror with a Latinx twist. Her work has been published in Literary MamaWomen’s Memoir, and The Norwegian American. She has written stories for the crime fiction anthologies Cooked to Death, Murder-A-Go-Go’s, and Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas. Jessica 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, “The Sundowner,” is in PA’QUE TU LO SEPAS, a mystery anthology edited by Angel Luis Colón and published by Down & Out Books. Net proceeds benefit the People of Puerto Rico.

Advance Praise for PA’QUE TU LO SEPAS!

“While cause-related anthologies aren’t unusual, what clearly separates Pa’Que Tu Lo Sepas from the pack is the diligence and care the contributors obviously put into their work, and how deftly Angel Luis Colon curated the writers and their stories. This is an important, necessary, lovely collection, one that plunges the reader into the variety of cultures and beauty within the LatinX community. Truly, Sepas is magical, and filled with magical writing. A must-read, now and always.” – E.A. Aymar, author of The Unrepentant