About the Book
Hippie Mafia is a multi-voice narrative that examines gender roles within the constructs of urban identity. The antagonist of the work, Mason, is the antithesis of the female archetype, both in her decision making skills and in the progression of her character through her stand-alone agency. The female protagonist, Amy, is one who responds to the situations she finds herself in as one might expect of a standard female character. It is the hope of the work that these two conflicting female identities will help the reader to begin to understand and examine ways in which female characters do not need a male counterpoint to advance their own stores.
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About the Author
A Cincinnati native, Jessica Evans grew up in a sub-blue collar neighborhood on the city’s west side. Early on, she began to examine the ways in which life is impacted by socioeconomic status. Her work is largely a reflection of this interest. She writes about things that move and motivate her in the hopes that her words can help change her community.
She has earned an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University, and like the rest of the world who hold MFA’s, she has no idea what she’s doing with it. When Jess isn’t bleeding her fingers on her laptop keys, you can find her lifting heavy weights or running half marathons. She lives with her cat at the base of a mountain range.
Jessica Evans is the author of innumerable short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Her current work includes four full length poetry collections, two novels and a basket full of vignettes, shorts, short-shorts and stories.
Various poetry and fiction can be found in myriad journals and anthologies, including Base Line Press, The Avalon Review, Crack the Spine, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Adanna Literary Magazine and many others.
Her most recent collection of poetry, Learn to Find, is now in print. Forthcoming is her latest collection of short-shorts, The Trip Continues, published by the University of Arkansas Press. She is currently working on a new manuscript.