Jesse Chen grew up in the Boston area, where he spent his mornings sneaking into the school library to read before class. Those stories gave him an escape when he felt like he didn’t fit in at school and when expectations became too heavy at home. They helped him stay sane. Thanks to them, he received degrees from Harvard and Columbia, but the best part was making his parents and grandparents proud. After moving to New York, Jesse now spends his spare time helping other kids struggling to find their place in the world.
In his first book, The Storm in Our Souls, Jesse shares a story of two children defying family pressures and overcoming grief together to find love. When he isn’t plotting his next story, Jesse finds great joy in embarrassing himself at karaoke, playing board games with unique mechanics, and learning anime songs on the piano.