Jessica Schein
Omnivoracious Editor
Jessica Schein wrote and illustrated her very own feline love story at the age of 6, which thus began her short but illustrious picture book career. When she realized that her stick figure illustrations wouldn’t cut it she turned her attention toward reading, and has been a dedicated booklover ever since. Her literary taste is varied and includes young adult and middle-grade fiction, literary fiction, nonfiction, and cookbooks--into which she doodles about her (often unsuccessful) attempts following a recipe. Follow her on Twitter.

Recent posts by Jessica

YA Wednesday: The 'Catching Fire' Book Club & My Farewell

This is a bittersweet YA Wednesday for me, as it is my last post as part of the Amazon Books team. Working here for the last two-and-a-half years has been a wonderful experience. I've interviewed inspiring authors for this column, had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the most...

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YA Wednesday: Announcing the 'Catching Fire' Book Club

If, like me, you left The Hunger Games movie and immediately started re-reading Catching Fire, you're in luck. We're starting a book club! (If you haven't yet read the second book in Suzanne Collins' riveting trilogy and somehow aren't 100% sold yet, download the first two chapters now for free.)...

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YA Wednesday: Calling for Questions for Cassie Clare!

Got something you want to ask Cassie Clare, Omni readers? Well from today through the 1st of April, tell us what to ask Cassie when our exclusive-for-Amazon video is filmed in a few weeks. Wondering where she got the idea for her Infernal Devices series, or dying to know more...

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An Exclusive Interview with Hunger Games Director Gary Ross

Just when you thought there'd be no more exclusive Hunger Games content leaked prior to the movie's opening, we go ahead and release this: a pretty awesome video of Director Gary Ross talking about the making-of this year's most anticipated film so far. Enjoy!

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What Would You Grab from the Cornucopia?

Last week we asked Hunger Games fans what they'd grab from the Cornucopia on Facebook. More than 670+ people responded! Here's the breakdown of votes: Food: 40 Weapons: 439 Containers of water: 153 Blanket rolls: 3 Medicine: 16 Clothing: 2 Firestarters: 11 Tent pack: 4 Tarp: 7 Weapons are the...

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A Recap of The Hunger Games World Premiere

As a longtime fan of the books who may (cough, cough) have watched the trailer obsessively, I’ve been waiting for March 23rd like a little kid waits for Christmas. So when I learned I’d be going to the Hunger Games movie’s worldwide premiere a few weeks ago I just about...

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YA Wednesday: An Exclusive Interview with Lauren Oliver

6 days, guys, 6 days. If you're a Delirium fan you know what I'm talking about: Pandemonium is out next Tuesday! A while back I interviewed Lauren Oliver about both Before I Fall and Delirium. Now in the second part of that chat, Lauren talks about what would be on...

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Attention Hunger Games Fans!

Oh, hey guys. The movie release is almost here, but not quite! In the meantime check out this video of Jennifer Lawrence talking about how she loved the books and enjoyed playing the "strong and willful" Katniss.

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

I've been known to announce my love for Judy Blume at dinners, friends' parties, and once during a conversation with a stranger on a plane. Every time I claim that at 32 she's still one of my all time favorite authors, I expect a look of disbelief and then, "You...

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YA Wednesday: Lucas Klauss on Being a Guy Writing YA

It isn't every day that Booklist predicts a debut novel may "become the sustained hit that Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower proved to be," so when Everything You Need to Survive the Apocalypse (a January Best Book of the Month) author Lucas Klauss agreed to write something exclusive for...

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