J.J. Fletcher is currently at work on a crime novel, The Devil Inside Me, in which a descendant of H. H. Holmes resurrects his duplicitous and murderous legacy in the Windy City.

She is also writing a collection of short stories that re-imagine the childhood of Dr. H.H. Holmes–Chicago’s (allegedly) first serial killer. From this collection, “Downright Devilish” has been published in Fourth & Sycamore’s literary journal, and Black Works selected “Anomalies” for publication in their inaugural edition of their online journal. “Fiendish” has been published in both Havik: Rise, a print literary anthology, and Coffin Bell’s online journal of dark literature. “Anomalies,” the fourth in the series, appears in Black Works’ inaugural issue and was a short story finalist with the Sudden Denouement Collective.

A member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Chicago Writers Association, Fletcher holds a bachelors degree in English, a masters degree in curriculum and instruction, and certifications to teach high school English and Spanish. When she’s not teaching or writing, you might find her rescuing animals, reading Agatha Christie novels, or attempting to garden.