Nova Jacobs has an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is a recipient of the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her debut novel The Last Equation of Isaac Severy, a literary mystery set in the world of mathematics, was named a Best Mystery of 2018 by The Wall Street Journal and was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeremy.