As owner and President at BookEnds, Jessica Faust prides herself on working closely with her authors to make their goals come to fruition. Jessica represents a number of bestselling and award-winning authors. Her areas of expertise include mystery, suspense, thrillers, upmarket, literary, and women's fiction. In nonfiction, her focus is primarily on business, entrepreneurship, career, personal growth, current affairs, health and wellness, and self-help. A veteran of publishing, Jessica began her career in 1994 as an acquisitions editor at Berkley Publishing, Macmillan, and Wiley, where she had the unique opportunity to acquire and edit both fiction and nonfiction. Jessica takes her editorial experience and passion to the agency, where she works with her authors to make their books the best they can be and build a career beyond just the first contract. In addition to nearly 15 years of blogging, Jessica has a regular role on the BookEnds YouTube channel, has taught at New York University's Continuing Education Program, been a columnist writing about publishing, and has been honored by a number of different publishing organizations. She is asked regularly to speak at writers' conferences throughout the world and is a member of MWA, SCBWI, ITW, and AAR. While her heart will always be in Minnesota, Jessica now lives in New Jersey. Her weekends are spent attending hockey or lacrosse games, cooking, laughing with friends and family, and reading other people's books. agency, where she works with her authors to make their books the best they can be and build a career beyond just the first contract. Jessica has been a regular columnist with Romantic Times magazine, taught at New York University's Continuing Education Program, been recognized as Agent of the Year by the NYC Romance Writers of America, and is asked regularly to speak at writers' conferences throughout the world.