• Jess Townes currently serves as the Assistant Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Missouri region. She is a writer and content coordinator for All the Wonders, and is published at Mamalode Magazine. She is a life-long fan of children’s literature, musical theater, and travel. Jess lives outside St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, two insatiably curious boys, a fifty-pound lap dog and one darling cat. She is represented by Stephanie Fretwell-Hill of Red Fox Literary. You can find her online at www.jesstownes.com