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

Photograph (c) Jennifer Craiker

Books by this Author

The Vow
The Space Between Us
New Teen Voices


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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My mom, of course! She's smart and sweet and makes everyone feel better about themselves. Also, the woman can destroy me in an arm wrestle.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Lice. I've never had them, but...yikes.  I'm shuddering and itching just thinking about it.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. People who take themselves too seriously.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I'm considering undergoing hypnosis to eradicate all the unnecessary "likes" and "you knows" from my speech. If anyone knows of a less bizarro method of doing this, please let me know.

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