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Jessica Blank

Biography

Jessica Blank

Jessica Blank wrote the YA novels ALMOST HOME and KARMA FOR BEGINNERS, and is an actor, writer, and director for film, television, and theater. With her husband Erik Jensen, she wrote the plays The Exonerated, Aftermath, and How to Be a Rock Critic, as well as the film version of The Exonerated. They adapted and co-directed the feature film version of ALMOST HOME, slated for release in 2018. You can find her at www.jessicablankcoaching.com.

Jessica Blank

Books by Jessica Blank

by Jessica Blank - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Ever since her older brother died, Alison's mom is in perpetual mourning, her father ran out on them and after hanging out with her brother's hard-partying friends for a year, Alison's reputation is trashed. Then, a fight with her mother pushes her over the edge, and she runs away. At first, joining a group of radical environmentalists who are occupying a Washington State forest is just about having a place to crash. But the ancient woods prove to be vibrant and welcoming, and for the first time, Alison realizes that she might be more powerful than she thought. As tensions in the forest mount and confrontations with authorities get physical, Alison has to decide whether she's willing to put her own life on the line to fight for what she believes in.