Jessica Handler teaches creative writing in Atlanta. She is the author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing about Grief and Loss. Her first book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir was named one of the “Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read” and Atlanta magazine’s “Best Memoir of 2009.” Her nonfiction has appeared in Brevity.com, More magazine, The Chattahoochee Review, Tin House and Ars Medica.
A Second Blooming is a collection of essays by 21 authors who have embraced the second half of their lives with a generative spirit. Contributors include Anne Lamott, Mary Karr, Natasha Trethewey, Jessica Handler, Sally Palmer Thomason, Susan Marquez, Alexis Paige, Kim Michele Richardson, and Emma French Connolly.