An East Coast girl at heart, Jesse Karlan was inexplicably born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Jesse graduated with honors from AMDA College and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She took her first voice lesson at age five, and has performed professionally in musical theatre productions, on and off, since then. More recently, Jesse discovered her passion for writing country folk music and lyrics. She just wrapped a music video for “Clear Lungs,” a song she wrote to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and transplant rejection.
Jesse Karlan is drawn to Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, and Young Adult genres. Her first independently published novel, The Garnestone (book one in the Legends of the Lorex Facet series), is available for purchase on amazon.com. Jesse holds two certificates, in Television Writing and Fiction Writing, from the University of California Los Angeles. She is currently writing an Urban Fantasy series and working toward a Writing MFA at Sarah Lawrence College.