Jessica Cluess was born in Santa Monica, CA,
Jessica Cluess grew up in Santa Monica, California, and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Jessica Cluess had a variety of odd jobs for years before becoming a published author, including barista and troubleshooter for a radio news website. Jessica Cluess's main publications have been in YA fantasy, however she has a science fiction short coming out in an anthology this December. Jessica Cluess also taught children's creative writing classes for Writopia for several years.