JESSICA WAITE believes books can save lives. Her debut memoir— praised by multiple award-winning authors—tells the story of how, in the wake of her husband’s sudden death, she uncovered secrets that undermined everything she’d trusted about the man she loved and their extraordinary life together. Then, amidst the chaos and confusion of her new reality as a widowed single mom, strange, inexplicable coincidences forced Jessica to consider whether her husband might be reaching back from beyond the grave. When life handed her a riveting, horrifying and surprisingly beautiful story, Jessica transformed herself into a writer.
In 2022, Jessica received the JON WHYTE MEMORIAL ESSAY AWARD. Her stories have been listed in contests by GEIST, ROOM, and PRISM INTERNATIONAL magazines. Her essays and short fiction have been anthologized in print publications in the USA, UK, and Canada.
Jessica lives with her teenaged son and their enormous, cuddly rescue dog in Calgary, AB on the ancestral lands of the people of Treaty 7.