Wisconsin native Jess Riley is the author of multiple works of fiction. Her first novel, Driving Sideways, was a finalist in the 2005 James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Jess's latest novel, Mandatory Release, follows Graham and Drew as their paths intertwine amide their work with convicted felons. It is a darkly comic look at friendship, forgiveness, and love. Jess will visit the library for a candid chat about books and writing. Enjoy an evening discussing her writing and books, or ask questions about how to improve and publish your own. She's up for anything!