Jessica A. McMinn is an aspiring author based in NSW, Australia. She writes dark fantasy fiction, short stories of various genres, book reviews and shares the occasional insight into her writer’s life.

Since graduating from the University of Wollongong with Distinction in BCA (Creative Writing) and BA (Japanese), Jessica has spent five years in Japan teaching English, all while working on her first novel: The Ruptured Sky (Gardens of War & Wasteland #1).

The Ruptured Sky is currently being reviewed by beta readers.

Awards and Publications

Speculative fiction short story, The End is Where We Start From, was published in fourW twenty nine, an annual anthology available for purchase through the Booranga Writers’ Centre.

The Dreambound Tree was awarded Runner Up in the 2019 International Women’s Day Patricia Caskie Literature Award. You can read the short story here

About Gardens of War & Wasteland

The Ruptured Sky (Gardens of War & Wasteland #1) is a New Adult dark fantasy series featuring a racially and sexually diverse cast aimed at readers of all genders aged 18-30 years.

The Gardens of War & Wasteland books will deal with a number of socially relevant themes including sexuality and mental health. Overarching ideas explore the tension between duty and desire; the weight of responsibility; and the battle to overcome internal and external adversity on the road to peace.


Jessica also works as a freelance editor offering proofreading, line edits and structural edits of creative fiction.

To enquire about fees and availability, get in touch with Jessica at jessicaamcminn@gmail.com or contact her on social media: Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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