Jessica Anya Blau’s newest novel, DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME, has been called “a raging success” and “unrelentingly side-splittingly funny.” It was featured in Target stores as a “Breakout Book” and made many Best Books of the Year lists for 2011.
Her first novel, THE SUMMER OF NAKED SWIM PARTIES, was picked as a Best Summer Book by the Today Show, the New York Post and New York Magazine. The San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers chose it as one of the Best Books of the Year.
Jessica’s third novel, THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER, was just purchased by HarperCollins. Jessica wrote the screenplay for FRANNY, a film staring Frances Fisher and Steve Howey. Franny is now in post-production in Los Angeles. Currently Jessica is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Goucher College. She also teaches at Johns Hopkins University where she attended The Writing Seminars.