Jess deCourcy Hinds is a fiction writer, Pushcart Prize Nominee and New York Times Modern Love columnist who has recently completed a novel. Sign up for her free quarterly newsletter: I’m an Open Book: On Love, Libraries and Life-Building. Hinds’ work has been featured on NPR and a wide variety of news outlets and literary journals, from Ms. to Newsweek to Insider to Quarterly West. She works as a children's librarian in NYC, and teaches graduate-level children’s literature online next generation of librarians. Photo credit: Doug Weiner.