JESSICA LEPE is a former social worker turned website designer who spends her days writing, listening to murder podcasts and wrangling knives out of her toddler’s hands (sometimes all at the same time). She discovered her love for reading after sneaking romance novels in her bible at her all-girls Catholic high school and in between the spines of her siddur at synagogue each Saturday and she hasn’t stopped reading romance since. A proud and passionate advocate for mental health, Jessica writes romances with complex and flawed characters with multi-cultural and religious backgrounds that reflect the people she loves most in this world. Jessica’s debut rom-com is Tweet Heart (Forever 2024). She is represented by Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon Literary.