Press

Interview with Kelly Ann Jacobson, Editor of Dear Robot,” District Lit (December 2015)

Zach Lizabeth’s Great Fiction Countdown reviews contributor Sarena Ulibarri’s Dear Robot story “Fun(draising) with Meteoroids” (December, 2015)

Dear Robot mention in Fantasy Literature (November, 2015)

Best Books of 2014, Melody and Words (January 1, 2015)

Top 10 YA Fiction 2014on Reader’s Lane (December 24, 2014)

Guest post: An interview with Kelly Ann Jacobson, author of Cairo in White” on Megan’s Literary Confessions (November 3, 2014)

“Culture Clash in Cairo” radio interview on The Tufts Get Going! (October 15, 2014)

The Irrelevance of Hope: Talking About Writing with Kelly Ann  Jacobson (September 24, 2014)

Excerpt: “I met  Kelly Ann Jacobson last week when we both gave a reading at One More Page bookstore in Arlington, VA. I was intrigued by the selection Kelly read:  a love scene between two women set in Cairo, Egypt.  So I invited her round for coffee, and we sat outside talking about her work.

Writers Who Read: Kelly Ann Jacobson Interview (September 2, 2014)

Excerpt: “I’m a sucker for dragons, especially dragons with interesting personalities, as you can see by the character Red in The Zaniyah Trilogy. I think there’s not enough magic in adult books, and that we need to do a fantasy/fairy tale/magical realism comeback for adults.”

Author Interview: Kelly Ann Jacobson (April 23, 2014)

Excerpt: “I actually don’t find it hard to move from one project to the next. I have the opposite problem: once I’ve “moved on” from a project, it’s dead to me. I don’t naturally want to revise it or even reread it, I just want to forget about it, but that’s not really the way the publishing world works.”

Readers Lane: Kelly Ann Jacobson, Interview (April 21, 2014)

Excerpt: “Honestly, I usually don’t begin my stories, or even my books, with a plan. I have a setting and a main character (or sometimes just one of those) and a vague idea about where I want the book to go or what themes I might want to explore, but I never know what will happen between the beginning and the ending. Getting to know my characters and seeing what they would do in situations is what interests me.”

First Novels: An Interview with Kelly Ann Jacobson by Justin Sloan (February 24, 2014)

Excerpt: “I am beyond thrilled to have finally published my first novel, but it did take me about six years to write (and edit, and rewrite again, and edit again). I started Cairo in White during my sophomore year at George Washington University, when I was dating an Egyptian who, when asked about gays in Egypt, claimed that there weren’t any.”

What Book Bloggers Love by Melody Wilson (February 14, 2014)

Excerpt: “I was eyeing the distant shore of writing a novel, but Kelly had already plunged in. She was in the process of revising the novel that had been on her mind for years: the story of one young woman and her freedom to love.”

An Interview with Kelly Ann Jacobson on writer Shelby Settles Harper’s blog (February 14, 2014)

The Reporter’s Article about Kelly’s forthcoming novel, Cairo in White, in print and online here (January 2014):

Kelly Ann Jacobson always knew she wanted to be a writer. When she published her first book, it wasn’t by a big-name publishing house – it was by the Gwynedd Square Elementary library, and she was in kindergarten.      Read more..