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George, Jessica Day, 1976-



  • Existence: 1976-

Biographical History

Jessica Day George (1976- ) is an author living in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born in 1976, Jessica Day George always wanted to be an author. She is a voracious reader, keeping a paperback in her purse at all times. Raised in Idaho, she went to Brigham Young University where she majored in Humanities/Comparative Literature. While a student, she worked at the Harold B. Lee Library.

George enjoyed her major because she was able to read constantly and felt that it would provide her with material for her writing career. She took four years of German, three years of Norwegian and even some Old Norse for the same reason.

She never considered the fact that she might not be a writer, and patiently held down a variety of jobs while writing and waiting for the acceptance letter that she knew would be coming.

Bloomsbury Publishing made an offer for Dragon Slippers shortly after she completed the first draft. Dragon Slippers was published in 2007, and she has been writing steadily for Bloomsbury since that time. George also finds other outlets for her writing and is found sharing her life on Twitter, Facebook, and as a blogger.

George lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two children.


Pub. email, 2006-07-26: (Jessica Day George; b. October 11, 1976)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Jessica Day George papers

Identifier: MSS 7550
Scope and Contents Collection contains advanced reader copies of Jessica Day George's publications, editions of those works from Great Britain, France, and Italy, as well as manuscripts from four of her books. Other material in this collection includes printed copies of interviews, correspondence, publicity materials, and crayon drawings of a dress mentioned in Dragon Slippers. Dated 2006-2010.
Dates: 2006-2010

Jessica Day George advanced reader copies, 2007-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7550 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains advanced reader copies of some of Jessica Day George's novels, as well as foreign editions of her works from France, Italy, and Great Britain. Dated 2007-2010.
Dates: 2007-2010

Jessica Day George correspondence, 2006-2009

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 7550 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains emails from Jessica Day George and her editor at Bloomsbury Publishing.
Dates: 2006-2009

Jessica Day George drawings, approximately 2006

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 7550 Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains Jessica Day George's crayon drawings of a dress described in Dragon Slippers. Dated approximately 2006.
Dates: approximately 2006

Jessica Day George interviews, approximately 2009

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 7550 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains transcripts of interviews conducted with Jessica Day George about some of her books. Dated approximately 2009.
Dates: approximately 2009

Jessica Day George literary manuscripts, 2007-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7550 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains typewritten manuscripts of a selection of Jessica Day George's novels. This selection includes Princess under Stone, Dragon(skin) Slippers, Dragon Slippers, Sun and Moon, and Ice and Snow. Dated 2007-2010.
Dates: 2007-2010

Jessica Day George publicity materials, 2007

 Series — Box: 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 7550 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include a postcard introducing Dragon Slippers to bookstores. Dated 2007.
Dates: 2007