Jess Black

Jess Black is an award-winning author of children’s books (thirty eight and counting).

Jess has a new series being released in August – Kitty is Not a Cat! is a new series based on the animation series of the same name. Hachette Australia are publishing. A warmly funny junior-fiction series about Kitty, a little girl who believes she can be anything she dreams – even a cat. The first two books, Lights Out! and Teddy’s Bear are being released in August, 2020. The books are aimed at readers 6+.

Jess has written the Tales of Mr Walker series about a dog who comes to live in the fanciest hotel in town. Jess has also written the Little Paws series and the Keeper of the Crystals series; and is co-author of the hugely successful Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, the Kaboom Kid series and the RSPCA Animal Tales series.

Jess has written two picture books, Moon Dance and The Bold Australian Girl.

Jess has been writing stories ever since she graduated from University with a BA Hons in Theatre Directing. She has written for theatre and children’s television. Jess has worked as a book buyer and a book seller. Her stories tend to centre around topics such as – animal welfare, conserving our natural environment, loyalty, resilience and friendship.

Jess lives in NSW with her husband, two daughters and their urban working dog, Pippi. Jess loves animals and having adventures, much like the ones in her books!