Hello, and welcome! My name is Jessica, but some people call me Jessie. I am an author, illustrator and painter living in Boulder, Colorado. I help young readers discover the beauty and diversity of their world by creating books that are inspiring, accessible and memorable. My goal is to help children understand that they are a part of the natural world.
I grew up in Longmont, Colorado and spent a lot of my childhood outside hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains. I studied fine art at Scripps College and after graduation traveled solo for a year in various parts of Asia on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study and illustrate folk tales. I brought a travel set of watercolors on that trip and I have been painting ever since.
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