Jess is a professional author and artist. For years she was an Equity Stage Manager in the theatre, but left that life to focus on writing. She currently serves as President of the Authors of the Flathead, an organization of “writers helping writers,” and is a proud member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Her current project is a young adult fantasy series called The Summer King Chronicles.

She currently resides in the mountains of Montana, drinks a lot of coffee, loves music, nature and travel and Renaissance art. She strongly believes that the original Star Wars is one of the best stories of our time.

Publications:

A Shard of Sun
Skyfire
Song of the Summer King

The Griffon's Green Door, Cricket Magazine, July/August 2015 Issue
Night of a Thousand Songs, Furry Writer's Guild Anthology: Music to Your Ears
In Silence, in the Ways of Magic Anthology by Deepwood Publishing

Awards:

Song of the Summer King: Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards
Finalist in the Indie Book Awards
Gold for Fantasy in the Global e-book Awards
Silver for YA in the Global e-book Awards
Bronze for Middle Grade in the Global e-book Awards
Skyfire: Ursa Major award for Best Anthropomorphic Novel, from the Anthropomorphic Literature & Arts Association