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More jess rinker

Read some of my work for kids and adults in various online publications. 

The Girl in the Window

Winner of the Katherine Paterson Prize for Writing for Children and Adults and published with Hunger Mountain Literary Journal. This haunting middle grade excerpt has a strong but tender voice and deals with a young girl's experience with domestic violence. 

Photo by Ryan Remillard


How to Be Okay When Life Feels Monolithic

Guest post on Monolith up on School Library Journal's Teen Library Toolbox blog


In the Woods with Cancer

This recent guest article with Cancer Hope Network went viral when Insider Magazine picked it up. A brief look at my experience as a caregiver in rural America. 


Substack Newsletter

Up to date news and musings

Researching and Writing


One of the few poems I've had published. I'm not much of a poet, but I do love this tribute to my daughter and mother. 

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