Author: Jessica Barksdale Inclán

Jessica Barksdale Inclán is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling Her Daughter's Eyes, The Matter of Grace, and When You Believe. She has also published several ebooks and a women's studies textbook, Diverse Voices of Women. Her work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch and Czech. A new Dutch edition of Her Daughter's Eyes is forthcoming. Jessica also teaches composition, creative writing, mythology, and women's literature at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California; and online novel writing courses for UCLA Extension. Her short stories and poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Rockhurst Review, Flywheel, Salt Hill Journal, the Drum, West Wind Review, Compass Rose, Gargoyle and many other journals and newspapers. She is a 2002 recipient of the CAC Artist's Fellowship in Literature. Her short story "Open Eyes" was awarded first prize by Sandra Cisneros for El Andar magazine's 2000 writing contest. She has degrees in sociology and English literature from California State University Stanislaus and a Master's degree in English literature from San Francisco State University. She is an MFA candidate at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and is currently at work on just about everything.