Jess Carroll is a Canadian Children’s Writer & Illustrator residing in Nova Scotia. Currently, her mediums of choice are ink & watercolours. She actively serves as a member of SCBWI, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, Inked Voices & three critique groups.

Dedicated to the KidLit community, Jess is co-creator READ-THRU GROUP–an online resource available for children’s writers. And, having been dubbed the “rhyming guru” by her peers for her skilled critiques of rhyming manuscripts, she has created RHYME SOLUTIONS–an affordable, high-quality critique service available to rhymers outside of her critique groups. At CYNOSURE, Jess curates a regularly updated gallery of illustrations that tickle her fancy.

A professional artist by trade, Jess has sold her work to private collectors throughout Canada & the US. Over the past five years, a selection of her work has been on display at a local venue where she continues to sell her paintings & photographs. A happy wife & mother, Jess is also a practicing photographer & poet, an avid rockhound, and an ex-welding engineering inspector. She is, and always will be, a mad dance machine extraordinaire.