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 at work 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, Las Positas College’s 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 and a masters degree in curriculum and instruction. When she’s not teaching or writing, you might find her rescuing animals, reading Agatha Christie novels, or attempting to garden.