Author Bio

Jessica JijiThe daughter of an Iraqi immigrant, Jessica Jiji is a speechwriter for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, where she has worked for more than a decade as a news writer covering breaking international developments.

She is also the author of “Diamonds Take Forever,” which was acclaimed for its positive portrayal of Arabic culture, as well as three full-length screenplays, including one that was optioned by Lantern Pictures. She lives in New York City with her husband and three sons.