Jessica Mae Stover hails from Virginia.
Her mother is an artist and her father is an electrical
contractor. Both of her parents own small businesses
and share a general dislike of suits and ties.
With an audience of five million, Stover garnered
recognition for her work inside the entertainment vertical as talent and producer of her own international
teen show on AOL. The success of the show and her other digital productions at AOL brought Stover to Los Angeles, where
she further studied dramatic acting with Master
Teacher Lee Michael Cohn from Atlantic Acting
and comedy improv at the famed Groundlings, and
performed at the Coronet Theater, The Historic
Lankershim Arts Center and other fine playhouses.
Stover also studied literature, drama, writing, filmmaking
and dance at various other schools, studios and conservatories, including St. Catharine's
College at The University of Cambridge in England.
In addition to her adventures in the arts, Stover
is an accomplished athlete and has played for
internationally ranked fastpitch softball, girls
tournament flag football and other sports teams. In Los Angeles she trains in tumbling and stunt work. Most recently she has picked up archery and study in stylized physical theater.
Stover is a member of a professional
screenwriting workshop and Film Independent. Alongside developing an original
film trilogy (The Silver Legacy), she is currently in pre-production on the film Artemis Eternal, which she wrote and is directing. From the beginning of her career she has blended new and traditional media and pushed the envelope on digital strategy, and through her production company is now aggressively involved in innovating independent film infrastructure. She periodically consults and develops in the arts and digital verticals as a tastemaker.
Her first book, Aidmheil,
was published in hardback in December 2005 followed by the publication of Greyfeather in December of 2006. She is the author of various original screenplays, all of them science fiction and fantasy and in various stages of the dev process. A new literary scifi novel is on the near horizon for summer 2014, with release details soon to follow.
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