Jessica Spotswood


Jessica Emanuel Spotswood ’02 sold her debut novel, Born Wicked, plus two forthcoming sequels known as the Cahill Witch Chronicles, to G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers. Born Wicked, set in what the publisher calls “a world of tea parties, engagements, and elegant dresses,” follows the Cahill sisters, a trio of teen witches who must hide their powers in order to save themselves from being shipped off to prison or a mental ward. 

The second book in the series, Star Cursed, was released February 7, 2012.

The third books of the series, Sisters’ Fate, is set to be released August 2014.

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Jessica was the winner of the 2016 Horizon Ribbon Award.