Jessica Pennington is no stranger to the combination of love and drama. She’s a wedding planner, after all. A writer since the age of ten — when she sought publication for her poem about a tree — Jessica likes the challenge of finding the humor in a sad situation or highlighting the awkwardness in a romantic one. She lives in a Michigan beach town suspiciously similar to the one in her novel. Her debut novel, Love Songs & Other Lies (Tor Teen/Macmillan) is out January 2018.