ABOUT JESSICA SCOTT KERRIN
I am a Canadian children’s writer who is best known for my fiction books for young readers, including an eight-book series called Martin Bridge, a trilogy called The Lobster Chronicles, and new mysteries called The Spotted Dog Last Seen and The Missing Dog is Spotted. my new adventure novel, The Things Owen Wrote , my novel about the Space Race called Clear Skies and my first picture book, The Better Tree Fort, which will be translated into multiple languages.Literary critics from Horn Book, Kirkus Starred Reviews, School Library Journal, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail claim that I add much-needed male protagonists to early chapter-book and junior fiction readers.
- My original wish list as an author included having an astronaut autograph my first book about rockets. That done, I’ve added new items to my wish list such as having my stories translated into many different languages (right now, some are available in English, French, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Slovian), seeing my work performed on stage or on screen, and meeting a published young writer whom I helped inspire during one of my book tours or presentations. That would be awesome!When not writing, I like to sail, make things, and walk off-leash with my dog, Ivy. New interests that will work their way into future novels include astronomy and birding. Anything seen with binoculars, really.