Love, Jessica

Jessica Love is the award winning author & illustrator of Julián Is a Mermaid, Julián at the Wedding and A Bed of Stars. She studied Visual Art at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then Drama at The Juilliard School. She lived New York City for 15 years making plays, and now she lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and son, and makes books.


Stonewall Book Award, Bologna Opera Prima Award, Klauss Flugge Prize, Ezra Jack Keats Honor

3 Fun Facts

1. I worked as a professional actor for 15 years, and my first time in the Hudson Valley was to play Rosalind at the the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and I fell in love with it here.
2. I love swimming more than almost anything else in the world.
3. My favorite flavor is sour.