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 is the librarian at Bard High School Early College Queens, where she coordinates a popular Guest Writers series. She also teaches graduate level children’s literature online to the next generation of librarians. Photo credit: Doug Weiner.