Long Bio for Fiction:

Jessica R. Patch is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author known for her dry wit, signatures twists, and complex characters. She loves reading true crime books, discussing cold cases over chips and salsa with her girlfriends, and hunting down serial killers in her romantic suspense novels and psychological thrillers.

Jessica loves to encourage and inspire people to forward living devotionals through her monthly email newsletter. You’re invited to join the Patched In community at her website: and receive a FREE short thriller, Nobody Has to Know.

She resides in the Memphis area with her husband and her spoiled tri-color Shetland Sheepdog since becoming empty nesters. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.

Short Bio for Fiction:

Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author, Jessica R. Patch is known for her dry wit and signature twists whether she’s penned a romantic suspense, a cold case thriller, or a small-town romance. When she’s not getting into fictional mischief with her characters, you can find her cozy on the couch in her mid-south home reading books by some of her favorite authors, watching movies with her family, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter “Patched In” at and receive a FREE short thriller. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.


Bio for Non-fiction/Inspirational Speaking:

Jessica Patch is the contributing author of ten devotions in Guideposts Every Day with Jesus. She attended Central Bible College where she met her husband, who is an ordained minister. They have served together, pastoring the college and career ministry, and Jessica has served as Women’s Ministry Leader, Biblical Studies and Discipleship Coordinator, as well as written curriculum for new believer’s ministries. She has taught hundreds of women and encouraged them to grow in their maturity and to disciple others. Currently, she is teaching the Bible chronologically in an online Women’s Facebook Group with live weekly messages. 

Jessica has spoken in various states on a variety of topics for women’s events, conferences, and retreats. 

She writes Patch of Hope devotionals in her monthly newsletter, Patched in. She lives in the MidSouth with her husband and her spoiled Shetland Sheepdog since officially becoming empty nesters.