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 plans to build a little house on an acreage near the ocean, where she will raise goats, fluffy chickens and ones that lay blue eggs, have a pig named Misty Blue Rompers, and a big white duck named Steve who will follow her everywhere.

Jess is, and always will be, a mad dance machine extraordinaire.

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