Jessica was born and raised in an American military community in Germany. She moved to Florida to go to the Ringling School of Art and Design, where she graduated from in 2008 with a BFA, majoring in Illustration.
Even before she knew her letters, Jessica was telling stories by drawing picture books. She's never stopped since (though now she writes them down). Jessica published her first novel, "Rapunzel," in January 2012. The parallel novel, "Rapunzel's Prince," came out in 2014.
She lives in Avon Park, FL with her husband and two children.