Hundley, Jessica

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Hundley, Jessica

PERSONAL: Female. Education: Degree in creative writing.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Thunder's Mouth Press, 245 W. 17th St., 11th Fl., New York, NY 10011-5300.

CAREER: Journalist and filmmaker. Boston Phoenix, Boston, MA, arts contributor, 1992; Mommy and I Are One (magazine), founder and editor, 1992–2000.


(Editor, with Jon Alain Guzik) Horny? Los Angeles: A Sexy, Steamy, Downright Sleazy Handbook to the City, Really Great Books (Los Angeles, CA), 2001.

(With Polly Parsons) Grievous Angel: An Intimate Biography of Gram Parsons, Thunder's Mouth Press (New York, NY), 2005.

Also contributor to periodicals and Web sites, including Los Angeles Times, Blender, Mojo, Black Book, Dazed and Confused, Flaunt, New York Press, Paper,, Hustler, Playboy,, and Soma.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing a feature film, writing a screenplay, and working on several shorts.

SIDELIGHTS: Jessica Hundley is a freelance author and journalist who has written for a number of publications. After completing her creative writing degree, Hundley came up with the idea to start her own magazine while on a cross-country trip. With assistance from Andy Hunter, the first issue of Mommy and I Are One was published two years later. The magazine covered alternative music, art, and independent film, subjects addressed throughout most of her writings.

In Grievous Angel: An Intimate Biography of Gram Parsons, Hundley collaborated with Polly Parsons, daughter of the book's subject, to illustrate the short life of one of the first musicians to successfully mix country and rock music. A reviewer for Publishers Weekly wrote that Grievous Angel is a "fluffy, interview-packed biography" that does not "provide more than a superficial portrait." Writing in Library Journal, however, James E. Perone believed that Hundley discusses her subject "with sensitivity and attention to detail." Overall, he praised the authors for telling "Parsons's tragic story … very well."



Library Journal, October 1, 2005, James E. Perone, review of Grievous Angel: An Intimate Biography of Gram Parsons, p. 78.

Publishers Weekly, September 5, 2005, review of Grievous Angel, p. 47.


Book of Zines, (January 3, 2006), interview with Jessica Hundley.

Club Free Time, (January 3, 2006), brief biography of Jessica Hundley.