Jess Carroll is a Canadian children’s author and illustrator residing in Nova Scotia. An ex-welding engineering inspector, she now works from home as a freelance editor and ghostwriter while homeschooling her toddler.

As a photographer, composer, and visual artist with a love of gritty folk music and an obsession with fishing towns, Jess’ imagination never runs out of mental ink. Jess lives near the ocean with her family, where they are to homestead and raise silly billy goats, fluffy chickens that lay blue eggs, have a pig name Misty Blue Rompers, and a big white duck (Steve) who will follow Jess everywhere.

Jess is, and always will be, a mad dance machine extraordinaire. Follow Jess on Facebook and Twitter, @JCarrollBooks