Her blog rurallyscrewed.com has been featured in Newsweek and French Elle and on Jezebel.com. She lives with her husband, her daughter, and a bunch of chickens in Lexington, Virginia.
Knadler's new book is Rurally Screwed: My Life Off the Grid with the Cowboy I Love.
Not so long ago I asked her what she was reading. Knadler's reply:
I’m reading a book recommended to me by my father, The Dog of the South by Charles Portis (of True Grit fame), published in 1979. I make a point of reading every book my dad suggests because he’s the most avid reader I know and has never steered me wrong even though half the books he recommends aren’t ones I’d think to pick up on my own. What I love most about Portis’s underappreciated “redneck quest novel” is the utterly ludicrous but weirdly spot-on dialogue. He has an unparalleled ear for voices that is somehow not self conscious or showy or “watch the writer try to be funny” in the slightest. I found myself gasping in wonder on numerous occasions.Visit Jessie Knadler's blog.