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Jessica Brody

Biography

Jessica Brody

Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started "self-publishing" her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples and electrical tape.
 
Brody graduated from Smith College in 2001 with a double major in Economics and French and a minor in Japanese. She went to work for MGM Studios as a Manager of Acquisitions and Business Development, and then, in 2005, she quit her job to follow her dream of becoming a published author.
 
Brody is the author of two novels for adults --- THE FIDELITY FILES and LOVE UNDER COVER --- and the young adult novels THE KARMA CLUB, MY LIFE UNDECIDED and 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER. Jessica's books are published in over 10 foreign countries including the U.K., France, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, China, Portugal and Taiwan. She now works full time as a writer and producer, and currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Colorado.

Books by Jessica Brody

by Jessica Brody - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Ali Collins her estranged father passes away and leaves her his 1968 Firebird convertible, Ali knows she won’t keep it. It reminds her too much of all her father’s unfulfilled promises and a buyer is offering enough money for her to save her childhood home from foreclosure, but Ali has no idea how to drive a stick shift. But her ex-boyfriend, Nico, does. The road trip gets off to a horrible start, but when Nico starts collecting items from the strangers they meet along the way, Ali starts to sense that these objects aren’t random. Somehow they seem to be leading her to an unknown truth about her father. A truth that will finally prove to Ali that some things --- even broken things --- are worth saving.

by Jessica Brody - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes secretly made the most important decision of her life. She declined her acceptance to the prestigious Windsor Academy to attend the local public school with her longtime crush, who had finally asked her out. It seems it was the right choice... until she walks in on Austin kissing her best friend, and she wonders if maybe her life would have been better if she'd made the other choice. As fate would have it, she's about to find out...

by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Over the course of one chaotic night stranded at the Denver airport, Ryn confronts her shattered past thanks to the charm of romance, the uniqueness of strangers, and the magic of ordinary places in this stunning novel from the author of Boys of Summer. Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it’s been there for almost a year. She hasn’t tried to read it. She can’t. She won’t. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died. But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year’s Eve thanks to a never-ending blizzard on the one-year anniversary of her best friend’s death, fate literally runs into her.

 

by Jessica Brody - Personal Growth, Self-Help
When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true...Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!
by Jessica Brody - Dating, Family, Friendship, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Best friends since they were kids, Grayson, Mike, and Ian were hoping for another epic summer on “The Locks”, filled with clambakes, bonfires, and late-night swims in the ocean. But that was before Ian’s dad never returned home from his last deployment.  It’s clear this summer on the island is shaping up to be very different from those the boys had come to rely on. And when the sacred code of dating a friend’s sister or ex is broken, it will push their friendship to the absolute limit, testing their loyalties in a way that could either break them --- or save them.

by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera’s history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious past she longs to forget. But as Sera and Kaelen embark on a nationwide tour to promote Diotech’s new product line --- a collection of controversial genetic modifications available to the public --- Sera’s mind starts to rebel. As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, Sera will have to choose where her true loyalties lie, but it’s a choice that may cost her everything she’s ever loved.

by Jessica Brody - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera’s extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend Sera. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won’t stay forgotten for long.

by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

No one ever expected anyone to survive the plane crash. Finding 16-year-old girl discovered floating isn't even the strangest thing; her body is miraculously unharmed, and she has no memories at all. Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past.

by Jessica Brody - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Lexington Larrabee has never had to work a day in her life. Which is why, on Lexi’s 18th birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund.