YA & MG Fiction Writer

J. Anderson Coats has dug for crystals, held Lewis and Clark’s original hand-written journal and been a mile underground. She has a cool surgery scar unrelated to childbirth, she reads Latin, and she’s been given the curse of Cromwell on a back-road in Connemara. On a clear day, she can see the Olympic mountains from her front window. On the foggy ones, she can smell the Puget Sound.

She writes historical fiction set in the middle ages that routinely includes too much violence, name-calling and petty vandalism perpetrated by badly-behaved young people. Her work is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

The Wicked and the Just, Jillian’s first book, came out in 2012. The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming is forthcoming in 2017.

  • The Wicked and the Just

    Medieval teenagers behaving badly. Out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Paperback Cover

    WJ PB