About the Author

J. Kasper Kramer lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she works as an adjunct professor of English. She’s represented by Yishai Seidman at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency and earned her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her work can be found in The Rumpus, The Coachella Review, and Catalpa. When she's not curled up with a book, her passions include gaming, researching movies for a podcast she hosts with her husband, and fostering kittens.

Her debut Middle Grade novel, The Story That Cannot Be Told, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster/Atheneum, with a planned release in Fall 2019.

The Story That Cannot Be Told Forthcoming from S&S/Atheneum!

From Publisher's Weekly:

Reka Simenson at S&S/Atheneum has acquired, at auction, North American rights to debut author J. Kasper Kramer's The Story That Cannot Be Told, a middle-grade novel that weaves together folklore and history to tell the story of a girl sent to live with her estranged grandparents in a remote mountain village during the final months of Communist reign in Romania, where she must find her voice and the strength to use it to survive the danger she thought she left behind. Publication is planned for fall 2019, the 30th anniversary of the Roma
nian Revolution; Yishai Seidman at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

"Haunted" | The Coachella Review

I want to believe in ghosts so bad that it hurts.

When I was a child, my parents rekindled their marriage by booking rooms in dusty, old B&Bs, inns, and plantations. They'd creep through the hallways while the owners were sleeping. They'd hold their K2 EMF Meter up to glass-eyed, cracked porcelain dolls, gasping when their Infrared Digital Thermometer started detecting a change. They'd snap pictures of dark, empty rooms to peruse over later, always searching for things unexpected, things hiding among the antique furniture and the yellowed wallpaper.

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