IMG_3936Jessica Benoist-Young is a self-published author and freelance ghostwriter. She self-published the mystery comedy novel ‘Strip Search’ in 2015. The novel has found acclaim with readers for its witty characters and page-turning plot.

With her sister, Glee and Supergirl star, Melissa Benoist, Jessica is in the planning and proposal stages of a Young Adult Supernatural Fantasy novel they plan to write together. Jessica has also written over a dozen paranormal romance and fantasy romance novels over the last two years as a ghostwriter.

When not writing, Jessica loves dancing, board games, stand up comedy, and many activities of the outdoorsy variety–gardening, hiking, skiing–and her bird-watching in her backyard led to the creation of the ‘live tweet show’ Real Housebirds of Kansas, a satirical online chronicle of bird feeder drama.

In Kansas, she started and serves as choreographer for a Youth Summer Musical Theater Program through the local Community Arts Council in 2010. The program just performed its ninth show, My Fair Lady, and has performed other Broadway classics, such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, and Fiddler on the Roof, in recent years.

She has been married for almost a decade and has two sons. She knows entirely too much about coffee and movies, and would really like to own a pet snake someday.