Jody Hobbs Hesler

Jody Hobbs Hesler is the author of What Makes You Think You’re Supposed to Feel Better (Cornerstone Press; October 15, 2023), and her debut novel, Without You Here is forthcoming from Flexible Press in November 2024. She grew up between suburban Richmond, Virginia, and the mountains outside Winchester, Virginia. Experiences of both regions flavor her writing. Jody teaches at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia (where she now lives), has written for many publications and literary journals, and reads for The Los Angeles Review. You can visit her online at