Jessica Brodie is a novelist and award-winning Christian journalist with thousands of articles to her name.
An avid reader since the age of two, Jessica has been writing stories since she was old enough to hold a pencil. Her favorite toy was her mother's old typewriter, and if she weren't a writer, she'd likely be a librarian or run a bookstore.
In addition to penning several books (she is actively seeking publication through her agent Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency now), Jessica has served since 2010 as the editor of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate, the oldest newspaper in Methodism. The Advocate has won 104 journalism awards during her tenure and is one of the most respected religious publications in the nation.
Through her newspaper's Advocate Press, Jessica has produced two nonfiction works: More Like Jesus: A Devotional Journey (2018) and Stories of Racial Awakening: Narratives on Changed Hearts and Lives of South Carolina United Methodists (2018).
She has won more than 100 writing awards from the North and South Carolina press associations, the Religion Communicators Council, and the United Methodist Association of Communicators. She is a seasoned speaker and frequent contributor to Response magazine and the United Methodist News Service, among other secular and faith publications. She has a Christianity and writing blog, "Shining the Light," at JessicaBrodie.com and is a freelance editor/writer and writing coach.
Previously, she was managing editor for the Crossroads Chronicle newspaper in the resort community of Cashiers, North Carolina, and was a college writing instructor (Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and Florida International University in Miami).
Brodie has a Master of Arts in English and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in communications/print journalism (both degrees from Florida International University). Born and raised in Miami, Brodie now lives in Lexington, South Carolina, just outside Columbia. She is a member of Mount Horeb United Methodist Church, the largest UMC in the state. She is married to photographer and digital media marketer Matt Brodie. Together they have four preteen children and stepchildren.
She is represented by Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency.