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Meet Jessica McCole

Jessica is the Program Coordinator for Sigma Tau Delta, focusing on scholarships and communications. She has spent her career in education, teaching (mostly) high school English for fifteen years. Her love for English began when she met Ernest Gaines at the Sigma Tau Delta convention when she was fourteen years old. Because of that encounter, she was inspired to join Sigma Kappa Delta and Sigma Tau Delta when she went to college and to charter a chapter of NEHS as a teacher. In her free time, Jessica enjoys listening to audiobooks, rewatching comfort-comedies with her husband, singing in the car with her two daughters, and snuggling with her two Boston Terriers.

  1. I chose to become an English Major because I loved literary analysis and being challenged to read works that were new to me.
  2. My favorite part of being an English Major is learning other people’s interpretations of a work through literary discussions.
  3. The last book I read was All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir.
  4. My favorite series is the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. I don’t agree with her as a human being, but the world of Harry Potter allowed me to escape from some really difficult realities I was facing as a teenager.
  5. A book character I identify with is Fern from Charlotte’s Web from by E. B. White.
  6. The last book I bought was Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer. I haven’t read it yet because it was actually a gift for my husband.
  7. My favorite book to movie adaptation is The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
  8. I’m more of a reader than a writer.
  9. My favorite style of writing to create is analysis or reflective writing.
  10. My go-to children’s book is Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk.
  11. My favorite childhood memory is picking blueberries with my grandfather.
  12. Growing up, I was sure I would be a kindergarten teacher.
  13. My first job was as at a music store, selling CDs and incense.
    Polydactyl cat, Joe DiMaggio, at the Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West.
  14. My dream job (other than working for Sigma Tau Delta) is owning a bookstore-coffee shop with a Golden Retriever (or my Boston Terriers) snuggled up on a dog bed behind the register.
  15. I like to spend my free time doing pretty much anything with my family (my husband, two daughters, and two dogs)—whether that is watching movies, playing games, or snuggling.
  16. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Iceland so I can visit a volcano, sit in a hot spring, and see the Northern Lights.
  17. The literary place I’d most like to visit is Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West because I want to visit his polydactyl cats.
  18. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Vancouver, Canada. I love the weather, the city, and the idea of universal healthcare.
  19. If I was stranded on a desert island, the three things I would bring with me are a glampsite, fruity drinks, and a novel I hadn’t read but could escape into.
  20. The one song I could listen to on repeat is Me & My Dog” by boygenius.
  21. The best gift I ever received was a signed copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
  22. The best gift I’ve ever given is a puppy (Jack) to my husband. Jack is now five years old.
  23. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up chicken and vegetable casserole.
  24. If I could try any food from a book or series, it would be Miss Maudie’s prized recipe Lane Cake from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  25. The author (dead or alive) I’d most like to spend a day with is Harper Lee because she was introverted and reclusive (like me). I feel like she and I would get along very well and have interesting conversations, especially if she could bring Truman Capote along with her.


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