When Jessica discovered mystery novels with recipes, she knew she had found her niche.
Now Jessica Thompson is the award-winning author of the Amazon best-selling mystery novels “A Caterer’s Guide to Holidays and Homicide” and “A Caterer’s Guide to Love and Murder" which was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards. Her latest novel, "Shoot Shovel and Shut Up," is a classic mystery that won second place in the Firebird Awards and has been nominated for a Whitney Award. She also curated and featured her own short stories in a family-friendly anthology of campfire stories, "Beyond the Woods: A Supernatural Anthology." Active in her local writing community, she volunteers as the Assistant Finance Chair for the Storymakers Guild.
As an avid home chef and food science geek, Jessica has won cooking competitions and been featured in the online Taste of Home recipe collection. She also tends to be the go-to source for recipes, taste-testing, and food advice among her peers.
Jessica lives in the suburbs of Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. When not writing, she’s getting her boots dirty at her parents' nearby longhorn cattle ranch. Whether ranching, cooking,
or gardening, she sees it all as plot-inspiring
material for her next mystery.
They're not just for eating!