For as long as she can remember, Jessica L. Elliott has been telling stories. As soon as she could grasp a pencil she began writing those stories down. Reading fueled her imagination, as did spending time with her five younger brothers and sisters. Everything was an adventure, something to be treasured and stories were her first love. Jessica began seriously writing in high school and continued into college while attending Emporia State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She wrote and released her first novel, Charming Academy, in August of 2011. Jessica currently lives in southwest Kansas with her husband and children.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love art and if my pencils aren't writing, they're usually drawing. I also enjoying playing with my children and spending time out in my garden.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It's been so long! But the first stories I remember writing were dinosaur stories I wrote in first grade. My teacher was so impressed she sent me to the kindergarten classes to read them!
When Talori's father loses everything in a shady business deal, including his daughters, solutions are easy to find for the beautiful sister.
But what is a plain mermaid to do?
Join Talori in this underwater tale inspired by the classic story "Beauty and the Beast" and the ancient myth of Cupid and Psyche.
All Scarlett Jannsen wants is to run Starwood without having to ever see her former boyfriend, Josiah "the Bear" Meddleton. All Josiah wants is a chance to prove he's changed. To bring them together they'll need a mystery, a feisty little sister, and a dash of Western romance.
Lucian struggled through school to get his princess to fall in love with him. Now they've graduated and he's on a quest to save Moira from her hiding place. Danger lurks around every corner and it soon becomes clear that someone is plotting to see him fail.
(Book 6 Charming Academy series)
In a moment of foolishness, Kaelen was transformed into a beast. Only winning the love of his princess can return him to his human form. There's only one problem: his princess has abandoned him to his fate.
As the beast grows stronger, Kaelen wonders if there could possibly be a girl out there to love him. And will she arrive before the beast utterly consumes him?
(Book 4 Charming Academy series)
When Jacobi starts his quest, he knows there will be challenges. But he never would have imagined how difficult being Prince Charming would be.
Upon graduation, Clarissa finds herself transported to a world completely foreign to her. The beloved daughter of a king now finds herself a servant. Will Jacobi recognize her when he finds her?
(Book 3 Charming Academy series)
Allegra is shocked during school to discover that rather than being sent to wait in a tower for her Prince Charming to rescue her, she will be rescuing him. To begin her story, she must first finish school, discover where her prince is hidden and overcome her greatest fears.
(Book 2 Charming Academy series)
A prince without a princess, George has vowed to save the Lost Princesses in memory of his beloved Eleanor. Upon graduating from Charming Academy he begins his search. Little does he know that an old enemy has returned to ensure George never finds happily ever after for himself or anyone else.
(Book 5 Charming Academy series)
There were three rules when I was growing up: Do not kill or permanently maim each other. When you make a mess, clean it up. Do NOT burn the house down. We usually tried to follow the rules, honest. But sometimes rules get a little bit bent. Okay a lot bent. Oh alright, they get downright broken! Join the Schofield children through the adventurous process of growing up.
Growing up is hard enough for anyone, but for a boy destined to be the Prince Charming of a fairy tale it's an absolute nightmare. Attending Charming Academy you not only deal with the normal aspects of youth, but there are sarcastic dragons, vindictive witches and your princess hates you. Will Lucian survive school to become a Prince Charming?
(Book 1 Charming Academy series)