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!