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 ghostwriter and editor who also specializes in scansion, and teaches an online picture book rhyming course while homeschooling her toddler.

With a love of gritty folk music, all things strange and an obsession with fishing towns, Jess’ imagination never runs out of mental ink. Jess is a prolific writer of tall tales, a photographer, and visual artist who has sold her work to private collectors throughout Canada and the United States. She continues to sell her work at a local venue. Currently, her mediums of choice are inks, watercolor, graphite, and charcoal.

Jess’ two ultimate goals in life are to take her family to every single national park in North America and build her dream home on an acreage along the Atlantic coastline where she will homestead with her family, raising silly billy goats and fluffy chickens that lay blue eggs. Jess is, and always will be, a mad dance machine extraordinaire.