Jessica Strawser works literary magic from two distinct angles. As an author, her debut novel, Almost Missed You, was recently named to the shortlist of Best New Fiction by Barnes and Noble and is a PopSugar “Best Spring Reads” selection. It’s a nuanced work of fiction that centers on the themes of parenting and fate. Strawser is also editor-at-large at Writer’s Digest magazine, which has been a resource for aspiring and established writers for nearly 100 years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raises her two young children with help from her supportive husband. Holly Rizzuto Palker spoke with Strawser about her career at Writer’s Digest, her advice for other writers, and her thoughts on finding balance.