Jessica Brown is a writer whose work has appeared in Relief, Dappled Things, Journal for Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and in the book "Jane Austen and the Arts." She is a regular contributor to Relief’s blog and Art House America. Her book "The Grace to Be Human" is forthcoming this year with Kalos Press. She received an MA in English from Boston College, an MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University, and a certificate in spiritual formation from Talbot School of Theology. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband and son.