Jessica Martinez

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Jessica Martinez lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, her two children, and her violin. She spends her days writing, running, and teaching her children to be music lovers. She is the author of Virtuosity, The Space Between Us, and The Vow. Visit her at

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Books by this Author

The Vow
The Space Between Us
New Teen Voices


Love & Music

Author Jessica Martinez offers a grand synopsis of her novel, VIRTUOSITY, a story of love and addiction woven into the lives of musically gifted teenagers.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind to yourself. (My mom says it to me all the time, possibly because she knows I need permission.)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Surviving childbirth, then going on to really love being a mother. I had my doubts about both beforehand.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'd be my husband, because then I'd still be us, but I wouldn't have to be me. It's complicated.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Alexander Fleming.  I'm fascinated with scientific discoveries.  They're the most incredible mix of creativity and discipline and genius and dumb luck. 

I guess I'd ask him what kind of sandwich he left out.  I'd like to think we owe the discovery of penicillin to a good old PB&J, but he was Scottish so I think it was more likely some gnarly cheese and marmite thing.  Oh well.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. It's a tie: Scout Finch and Anne Shirley

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