Author Jessica Strawser to talk at Main Library

Cincinnati resident, editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine, and author Jessica Strawser is discussing and signing copies of her debut fiction novel, Almost Missed You, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library.

Almost Missed You features a story told from three points of view. Violet and Finn Welsh are on vacation in Florida with their 3-year-old son, Bear, when Finn suddenly disappears, taking Bear with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge she never really knew the man she's shared her life with. Meanwhile, longtime friend Caitlin is forced to hide the missing boy under threat of a dark secret being revealed that would destroy her own family.

Books are available for purchase courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Strawser’s appearance is part of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Author Series. For details about other upcoming author visits, go to

About the Author

Jessica Strawser is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Her diverse career in the publishing industry spans more than 15 years and includes stints in book editing, marketing and public relations and freelance writing and editing. By day, Jessica Strawser is the editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine, by night, she is a fiction writer and by the minute, she is a proud wife and mom to two super sweet and super young kids in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her debut novel, Almost Missed You, was named to the March 2017 Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction shortlist. Strawser has another stand-alone novel slated to follow in 2018.