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

Child's drawing of a roller coaster

Roller coaster

Dear Matthew, Have you tried the roller coaster yet? Your drawing is dizzily accurate! I went on one once with a friend whose parents drove us to the fair. It […]

Child's drawing of a girl walking a dog on the lawn with the sun shining

Walking the dog

Dear Elyse, You remind me very much of my sister who is a vet, and she rescues and trains animals all the time. She is very kind. My dog pulls […]

Child's drawing of an angel and a devil

Angels and devils

Dear Kassidy, I selected your letter this week because Halloween is coming up and your drawing caught my attention. I hope that lots of children come to our door in […]

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