Jessica Lee Anderson is the author of Trudy (winner of the 2005
Milkweed Prize for Children’s Literature), Border Crossing (Quick Picks
Nomination), as well as Calli (2013 Rainbow List Final Nomination).
She’s published several nonfiction readers, as well as fiction and nonfiction
for a variety of magazines including Highlights for Children. Jessica
graduated from Hollins University with a Master of Arts in Children’s
Literature, and instructed at the Institute of Children’s Literature for five
years before teaching Children’s Literature at St. Edward’s University. She is
a member of The Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels and hopes to be more
sweetheart than scoundrel (http://www.texassweethearts.com/).
Jessica is also a member of SCBWI and the
Writers’ League of Texas. She lives near
Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter, and two crazy dogs.