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Jessica Maison

Member Since: 05/2022


Jessica Maison is an American science fiction and fantasy writer who has worked in youth program development and film. Her fiction explores a wide variety of themes, including family, survival, injustice, and the environment. She loves reading and getting inspired by folklore, mythology, fairytales, and good old fashioned ghost stories. She also writes and publishes comics. She began her writing career as a screenwriter and has directed a sci-fi film. She is a climate justice advocate who focuses on promoting green spaces and urban forestry, habitat restoration projects, school gardens, sustainability, and environmental education. She enjoys doing author talks and workshops in classrooms about writing and climate. She was born on a military base in Twenty-Nine Palms and grew up on the shores of  Lake Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan and lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters, partner, and German Shephard mix. 





The Globe (2023)

Plastic Girl: Eradication (2023)

Plastic Girl: Extinction (2022)

Plastic Girl (2020)


Plastic Girl: Evolution (2019)


Shutdown (Terraform 2019)

Preemptive Strike (Terraform 2018)


Mary Shelley’s School of Misunderstood Monsters (2023)

Forever Home/Cthuhlu is Hard to Spell: Battle Royale (2022)

Keeper/Nightmare Theater (2020)

Under the Bridge/Cthuhlu is Hard to Spell: The Terrible Twos (2020)

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.

I escape into nature once a day with my dog. I love movies, reading, being in the water, amusement parks, animals, and comic books.

When and why did you start writing books?

I started writing books seriously in 2018.

What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?

I knew I was a writer in high school. I decided to tackle it as a career in college. I started as a screenwriter.

Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?

I don't do favorites. Each one is a little piece of me.

Which one of your books was the hardest to write and stretched you the most as a writer?

The hardest book is always the one I am writing.

Who is your favourite author and book?

I don't do favorites but I love Ursula Le Guin, Charles Yu, Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and Ann Leckie.

What book are you reading right now?

Gathering Blue with my oldest daughter. Root Magic with my youngest. Death's End on my own.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

On my daily walks, from the headlines, and science/nature documentaries.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Talking to friends, laughing, and being outside.

Do you have any new books in the works?

I am working on two new books, one is a graphic novel, and the other is the first book of a middle grade fantasy series.