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 virtually and in person, 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 virtual and in person visits include props, audience participation, writing exercises, short readings and video clips sure to keep students engaged and glued to their seats or screens.

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


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.


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

Selected Books

Dear Reader

What’s my middle name?

              Dear Nick, My middle name is Scott. It is from my mother’s side of the family. My favorite book is the one I […]

Cheer leading!

Dear Alexis, I’m very glad to learn that your entire Grade Two class likes Martin Bridge. I can tell that you must be an excellent cheer leader. I never did […]

Reading in bed

Dear Brianna, Lovely drawing! I see that your favorite place to read is in bed. Me, too! I always have a stack of books on my night table, and I […]

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