Jess Black


Jess Black is the author of over thirty books for children. She has written the Keeper of the Crystal Series and is the co-author of the highly successful The Kaboom Kid, The Bindi Wildlife Adventures series and the RSPCA Animal Tales series.


Jess released a new series with Penguin Random House in April 2017. Little Paws is a chapter book series about Guide Dog puppies and the families who volunteer to raise them.


Jess has written a picture book called Moon Dance. She has a second picture book coming out in July 2017 called The Bold Australian Girl.


Jess has worked as a writer and director in children’s theatre, a writer and editor in children’s television; a book seller and a book buyer. Jess regularly presents in schools. She speaks about books, stories and the power of narrative story telling. She also runs writing workshops for primary age children as well as PD days for techers.


Jess is a senior tutor at The Writers Studio and tutors their ten month First Draft Novel or Screenplay Course.