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.

A love of the unique Australian environment and the people it grows inspires her writing, as do the intense experiences of growing up; Jessica writes stories that are atmospheric and hopeful.

 

Her journalism and photography have 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.

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