Raised in small Queensland towns - in the bush then near the sea - Jessica's childhood was equal parts chooks and red dirt, sugarcane ash and sea salt.
Her earliest memories are of being pushed in a stroller down gum-lined country roads, of running around outside with her siblings until it was too dark to see, and of beach holidays in a little caravan.
A love of the unique Australian environment and the people it grows inspires her writing, as do the intense experiences of adolescence; Jessica writes stories that are atmospheric and hopeful.
Her journalism and photography has appeared in newspapers and magazines, and her first short piece of fiction, 'First Regret' was longlisted for the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize in 2016.
Jessica lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with her husband and three daughters. She loves to travel and have adventures and then to come home.