Jessica writes fiction with young male readers in mind. Her award-winning short-story series, Martin Bridge, is aimed for those in grades 2-4. Her second series, a trilogy called The Lobster Chronicles, centers on three boys — Graeme Swinimer, Norris Fowler and Ferguson Beaver — and one giant lobster, and is aimed for those in Grades 5-6. Her new mystery novel, The Spotted Dog Last Seen, features Derek Knowles-Collier, a boy in Grade 6 who hates cemeteries. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she continues to favor east coast characters and settings for all her work.