Jessie Paddock is a writer, actor, teaching artist, and sports enthusiast. Originally from Atlanta, Jessie has spent the better part of the last fourteen years in NYC. She receiving her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch, where she trained with the Atlantic Theater Company and the Experimental Theatre Wing. She has performed onstage and in films both in New York and Los Angeles with the International WOW Company, 3LD Art & Technology, Theater of Note, and 6140 Productions, among others. Jessie recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School. When not toiling away at her first YA novel, Jessie can be found playing soccer in various leagues throughout Brooklyn and counting down the days until the next World Cup.