Jesse Blackadder

Jesse Blackadder wanted to be a vet from the age of five, but instead she ended up becoming a writer. Not only is Jesse an author of novels for children and adults, she is an emerging screenwriter, public speaker, literacy advocate, and a freelance journalist. 

Stay: The Last Dog in Antarctica was the first novel in her series for 8-12 year olds about friendships between humans and animals. This was followed by Paraku: The Desert BrumbyDexter: The Courageous Koala, all inspired by, and based on, real stories of people and animals. Jesse has done research in places such as Antarctica, the Kimberley and Dubai. Jesse has won awards for both her fiction and non-fiction writing in Australia and the USA, and is also an international award-winning author of historical and contemporary fiction for adult readers.