Jessica Vitalis is a Columbia MBA-wielding author with Greenwillow / HarperCollins. She authored The Wolf’s Curse and a standalone companion novel, The Rabbit’s Gift (which received a School Library Journal starred review). Her next book, Coyote Queen, arrives on 10/10/23, and an unnamed standalone novel in verse comes out in 2024. Her work has been translated into three languages, and she was named a 2021 Canada Council of the Arts Grant Recipient and featured on CBCs Here and Now. A former Pitch Wars mentor and active member of the literary community, she has a long track record successfully mentoring writers to obtain representation and publication.