Jess Black is an award-winning author of children's books. Her most recent series, The Tales of Mr Walker, was longlisted for an Indie Book Award, an ABIA Award for Younger Readers and is a CBCA Notable for 2019.
Jess has written a number of junior fiction and middle grade chapter book series; the Little Paws series and the Keeper of the Crystals series. Jess is also the co-author of the hugely successful Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, the Kaboom Kid series and the RSPCA Animal Tales series. Jess also wrote episodes for the television series of the popular book series, Sleepover Club.
Jess has worked as a book buyer and a book seller. She was senior tutor for The Writers Studio for ten years. She currently divides her time between teaching children creative writing, visiting schools doing author talks, writing for children, and raising her own daughters.