Jess spent her childhood between the UK and India, and grew up hearing stories about the Himalayas from her grandmother. As soon as she was old enough, she went on her own adventures in search of story ideas. After her undergraduate, Jess studied a creative writing masters at Bath Spa University and now lives between the USA and the UK. Her articles about creative writing, and short stories, have featured in publications such as The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook and Scoop magazine. She’s published two novels for children aged 9+, RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD and WHEN THE MOUNTAINS ROARED, which are both set mainly in India. Her third novel, SWIMMING AGAINST THE STORM will be published in April 2019. Jess regularly visits schools and literary festivals where she works with young people and runs creative writing workshops.