Jessica Morrison's real name is Jessica Raya. She was born in Montreal, raised in Vancouver and received her Master's in literature from Simon Fraser University. Her first novel The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club (Warner/5 Spot $16.50) was published in 2007, in four languages.

She reverted to her given name, Jessica Raya, for her second novel, Please Proceed to the Nearest Exit (M&S / Penguin Random House 2017). It's a whimsical novel set in California during the 1970s in which a long-time insurance salesman suddenly becomes the disaster in his own family by disappearing.

BOOKS:

Please Proceed to the Nearest Exit (M&S / Penguin Random House 2017) $24.95 978-0-7710-7320-5

The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club (Warner/5 Spot, 2007) $16.50

[BCBW 2017]