Welcome New Author: Jessica K. Baker

Jessica BakerKiCam Projects is delighted to welcome Jessica K. Baker to our family of authors!

Jessica’s young adult novel, Opiate Jane, will release in November 2019. Based on Jessica’s own experience with loved ones battling addiction, Opiate Jane follows a teen-aged girl forced to move to rural Ohio after being reunited with her mother, who’s gotten clean after years in active addiction. Having been through foster care and let down countless times, Jane is skeptical of her mother, lonely in her new school, and concerned only with caring for her little sister, Lizzie. When Jane unexpectedly finds herself in a relationship with Landon, the rich, good-looking, has-it-all-together boy whose family employs her mom, Jane reluctantly lets down her walls. But no sooner than she does, Jane discovers that Landon is dealing with demons of his own.

Before writing Opiate Jane, Jessica spent five years working in the addiction field, as a counseling assistant and a social work assistant. She has a degree in human and social services and is pursuing a second degree in business administration.

Jessica was inspired by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and Blue October lead singer Justin Furstenfeld. “They both made me realize that I deserve to be loved,” Jessica says.

Jessica shares her life in Ohio with her daughter, Annie, 14.

“I am a fighter,” Jessica says. “I keep going with a good attitude even after I get knocked back a few steps. I am also a good mother, which is the most important job I have. I am an optimistic, open-minded person.”

Welcome to the KiCam family, Jessica!