About

Jessica Topper Author

Jessica Topper is an ex-librarian turned rock n’ roll number cruncher. By day, she does bookkeeping for touring rock bands. By night, she creates books of her own.

Jessica can trace her love for the written word back to age three, when she memorized Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup with Rice in its entirety. After her daughter was born in 2001, Jessica left the Manhattan library world and began working for her husband’s music management company. He offered her a part-time bookkeeping job so she could “stay home for the baby’s first year” and pursue her dream of writing.

The baby is now fourteen years old, and Jessica has been working her “full-time, sold-her-soul-for-rock-n-roll job” as Office Manager for veteran jam band moe. in their Buffalo, NY headquarters. She may have traded in books for bookkeeping, but the printed word is never far from her mind, or her heart.

She is the author of two series from Berkley (Penguin):

LOVE & STEEL (Louder Than Love – September 2013, Deeper Than Dreams – August 2015, Softer Than Steel – September 2015)

MUCH “I DO” ABOUT NOTHING (Dictatorship of the Dress – January 2015, Courtship of the Cake – June 2015)

Jessica is a member of the Western New York Romance Writers , Women’s Fiction Writers Association and a PAN member of the Romance Writers of America.

Author photo by Kristy Tasca. Special thanks to Nate Schneekloth for the background image.

  • Nicole Pucciarelli

    Hooray for Jess…..so proud of you…and SO very honored to be able to photograph you in your element….wishing you a great many successes and look forward to continuing what has become a very special friendship! Luv you sister! Keep on rocking! Much luv…nic.

    • jess

      Aw, thanks, Nic. I’m at a loss for words – for once! You’re so sweet.

  • Kristine

    FABULOUS website, Jessica. Couldn’t be more proud of you!

    • jess

      Hail to the writing women, Kris! Thanks!

  • http://www.realfoodtastesgood.com/ Diane Schnier

    Love the website! Here’s to many successful writing endeavours……Go Jess =)

    • jess

      Thanks, Diane!

  • Taraleigh

    You have inspired me to write a novel in November. Thank you for being so authentic at everything you do and keep on inspiring <3

    • jess

      Wow, Taraleigh – that is awesome! Are you going to try your hand at NaNoWriMo? Best of luck to you!

    • jesstopper

      Wow, Taraleigh – that is awesome! Are you going to try your hand at NaNoWriMo? Best of luck to you!

  • Ashlee

    Congrats on your book debut! My best friend just debuted her first thriller and I know what a roller coaster that is. I love romance novels and will definitely look for yours!
    Stopping over from the A to Z Challenge. :-)
    Ashlee / Ramblings of a Silly Girl

    • jesstopper

      Thanks for the kind words, Ashlee. And congrats to your friend. Roller coaster ride is a great way to describe this zany time! NYC is the setting for much of my book, so you will probably recognize a lot of the places mentioned. :)

  • http://www.bibsey.co.uk Bibsey Mama

    Wow. What a gorgeous photo! And congratulations on your first book xxx

    • jesstopper

      Thanks! Hardly seems real!

  • http://twitter.com/TonettedelaLuna Tonette dela Luna

    Hiya.

    Just wanted to say hello and let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award. The details are here: http://bit.ly/17cy552

    Have a great day!

    Cheers,

    Tonette

  • Joanne Tailele

    Hi Jessica.. Just saying hello. Your book title caught my attention. Have you seen the – oh gosh, I don’t know what to call it – thing going around called Love is Louder? I believe it started on the Single Dad Laughing Blog, whihc is huge now. When people see something horrible, like the Sandy Hook shooting or the tragedy in Oklahoma, people write Love is Louder on their hands, take a picture of it an post it. Not sure if that fits with your theme of your book, but it make me think of it.

    • http://www.jesstopper.com/ Jessica Topper

      Hi Joanne,
      Wow, that’s an interesting connection! No, I hadn’t heard of the Love is Louder movement, but just looked them up and it sounds like a great endeavor. Thanks for pointing me to it. :) I agree, Love is Louder than many obstacles we have to face and endure in life. In the case of my book/title, it is a love/loss/love again story with a heavy metal hero.

    • http://www.jesstopper.com/ Jessica Topper

      Hi Joanne,
      Wow, that’s an interesting connection! No, I hadn’t heard of the Love is Louder movement, but just looked them up and it sounds like a great endeavor. Thanks for pointing me to it. :) I agree, Love is Louder than many obstacles we have to face and endure in life. In the case of my book/title, it is a love/loss/love again story with a heavy metal hero.

  • Mo

    Just started it, LOVING IT…. I am Irish but you have his Britishness down to a tee so far. Bloody love it.

    • http://www.jesstopper.com/ Jessica Topper

      Hi Mo, thanks for writing! Glad you are enjoying Louder Than Love, and Adrian’s Britishness. :)