Jessica Sticklor, a Global City Collective member, has two forthcoming titles releasing. She is available for readings, talks, and interviews this fall.
The Beekeeper’s Daughter is an exploration of the struggles women face while dealing with mental illness. The novel follows three interlocking narratives. The story of Lorelei Bauer who, after dealing with a devastating loss, must piece together her mother’s mysterious past in order to move on. The novel follows American poet and author Sylvia Plath during her final months in a freezing cold flat in London after her divorce from the poet Ted Hughes. The novel also reveals a found Plath manuscript that helps Larelie move on with her life.
Into the Fairy Forest: Book One of The Chronicles of Pan centers around Pippa, a typical teenager, if you don’t consider her inability to operate a cell phone. But atypical things start to happen. First, her mother dies in a mysterious fire, then a fire seems to pursue her. The ground tries to eat her friend, and she runs right into the arms of the most beautiful boy she has ever seen, Pan. Then things get really strange. Pippa finds herself attending fairy weddings, running with satyrs, and battling a mad centaur. She learns there are many secrets, about her and her family, that are being kept from her. But all she really wants is to find her way back into Pan’s embrace.
Jessica Sticklor is the recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts Chapter One Award and the author of the critically acclaimed novel Betwixt and Between. She has studied writing and literature at The New School and holds an MFA from City College. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in more than forty literary journals including Wasifiri, The Warwick Review, and Caustic Frolic. Her feminist nonfiction has appeared in various media outlets such as Tor.com and the Ms. Magazine Blog. She has taught writing and literature in New York City for many years. She lives in New York with her family.