Jessie Chaffee is a fiction writer and blog editor at Words without Borders. Her debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, will be published by the Unnamed Press in 2017. She received a 2014-2015 Fulbright Grant in Creative Writing to Italy to research and complete the novel. Her fiction has been published in Bluestem, Global City Review, Big Bridge, The Sigh Press, and Promethean, and she has been granted fellowships by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ox-Bow, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She earned her BA in the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University and her MFA in fiction at The City College of New York.