Jessica Guess earned her MFA at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has taught English Composition for 6 years. She has published a novella titled Cirque Berserk in February 2020. Her short story, "Mama Tulu" was made into an audio publication by Tor. More recently, her short story, "The Nightmare Man" appeared in Shiver: A Chilling Horror Anthology.
Jessica Guess' teaching philosophy is one that focuses on cultural consciousness in the classroom and writing for transfer. Jessica research specializes in first-year composition writing, gothic/Caribbean horror, and community writing.