JL Powers

JL Powers, or Jessica to her friends, is the author of multiple novels and the editor of two anthologies of essays. She is intimately connected to South Africa through friends and family as well as her professional life, and considers South Africa a second home.

Jessica Powers is the publisher of Catalyst Press. Same person, different job.

Three women providing a catalyst for African literature: An interview

Izak de Vries, JL Powers, Ashawnta Jackson, SarahBelle Selig Interviews 2020-12-02

"I just began to feel excited about the possibility of bringing African literature of all genres to a North American readership – not scholarly work, which I think has some real champions, but crime novels, thrillers, literary fiction, children’s fiction and graphic novels."