Jessica Scott Kerrin, author

Considered an authority on children’s fiction, I’ve written best sellers about tree forts, challenging quests, exploding rockets, monster lobsters and creepy graveyards.

I support new writers by visiting schools and libraries, speaking at literary festivals, and delivering tailored workshops for both adults and children who want to learn more about the craft. I also offer mentorships and regularly serve on juries for national writing competitions.

In addition to fiction, I freelance for travel magazines about my family’s sailing (mis)adventures aboard our boat, Cape Fear.

My Services

Schools and library visits

My visits include props, audience participation, writing exercises, short readings and video clips sure to keep students engaged and glued to their seats.

Literary Festivals and Presentations

I support new writers by delivering tailored presentations at literary conferences, teachers’ in-service days and creative writing events.      

Writing Workshops

I offer writing workshops for both adults and children on a variety of topics including cultivating story ideas, character development, and how to write a series.

Judging

I serve as a judge for many national and Atlantic Canadian writing competitions, including the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award.

Mentoring and Editing

Do you seek coaching and feedback on your manuscript for children's fiction? I offer expertise for picture books, chapter books and middle readers.

Freelance

I accept freelance assignments (fiction and non fiction) for children's, travel and sailing magazines.

Selected Books

Dear Reader

A child's drawing of car pollution

Global warming

Dear Leroy, I also believe in global warming, mostly because of my deep appreciation of science, nurtured by a solid public education, as well as observing the daily evidence around […]

Child's drawing of a classroom with desk, bookshelves and beanbag chair

Beanbag chair

Dear Getruda, Your teacher sounds wonderful, creating such a welcoming reading space in your class and stocking it with books and comfortable beanbag chairs. I’m so honoured to have one […]

Child's drawing of a tree fot with lots of colours

Tree fort day

Dear Soia, It looks like you are having an exciting, fun-filled time with your brother in this tree fort. I can imagine all the shenanigans that you both are up […]

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