Welcome to my island!

I'm Jessica Taylor, author of the young adult thriller, A Map for Wrecked Girls, a Junior Library Guild Selection, coming August 15, 2017 from Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Random House.

I’m also passionate about the Myers-Briggs personality test (I'm an INTJ), the rights of women and girls, all kinds of dogs (my Bichon Frise's name is Lexi), and every variety of olive (the color and the fruit - yes, olives are indeed a fruit). Join me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for all of the above and for a deeper glimpse into my life. Or sign up for my newsletter to hear more about my books, my favorite read of the month, and all my latest obsessions.

There are tons of exciting things happening in the months leading up to the August 15th launch of A Map for Wrecked Girls . . .  

Have you pre-ordered? I have some gorgeous, limited-edition lapel pins, bookmarks, and luggage tags I’d love to send you as a thank-you for pre-ordering. You’ll find the details on my pre-order page.

Do you want to read a galley now? You can email my fabulous publicist, Jennifer Dee, to request an ARC: jdee (at) penguinrandomhouse (dot) com.

Do you live in Northern California? If you’re in the Bay Area on August 15th, I’d be thrilled to see you at my launch party at Kepler’s Books! I’ll be in conversation with the lovely, incomparable, Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval, a New York Times bestseller. We’ll all gorge ourselves on chocolate-covered Oreos and the island-themed candy buffet. I even have surprise A Map for Wrecked Girls swag and sexy sunglasses as a gift to everyone in attendance.

Readers are my favorite kind of people, so feel free to spend some time on my website, check out my social media sites (all at the bottom of the page), or send me a note.

Stay tuned for details about the book tour this fall! Thank you for stopping by!