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Jessica Verdi


Jessica Verdi

Jessica Verdi lives in Brooklyn, NY and received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. Her favorite pastimes include singing showtunes at the top of her lungs (much to her husband's chagrin), watching cheesy TV, and scoring awesome non-leather shoes in a size 5. She's still trying to figure out a way to put her uncanny ability to remember both song lyrics and the intricacies of vampire lore to good use.

Jessica Verdi

Books by Jessica Verdi

by Jessica Verdi - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Gender Studies, Letters, Motherhood, Parenting, Sexuality, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Dara's lived a sheltered life with her single mom, Mellie. Now, at 18, she's dreaming of more. When Dara digs up her birth certificate, her world implodes. Why are two strangers listed as her parents? Dara confronts her mother, and learns that she is transgender. The unfamiliar name listed under "father"? That's Mellie. She transitioned when Dara was a baby, after Dara's birth mother died. Reeling, she is determined to find the extended family she's never even met. What she does discover will challenge and change Dara more than she can imagine.

by Jessica Verdi - Romance, Youth Fiction

It's all Ryden's fault. If he hadn't gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead he's failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She's fun and energetic --- and doesn't know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate.

by Jessica Verdi - Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Lucy just had the worst week ever. And suddenly, it's all too much --- she wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants to be a whole new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never dream of. Now her life is completely different...every moment is a gift. Because now she might not have many moments left.