Preferred audience: kindergarten to year 6
Jess Black is the author of the popular children's series, Keeper of the Crystals, and has co-written several others including the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series and the Kaboom Kid series with David Warner.
Her first picture books, Moon Dance and The Bold Australian Girl, are being launched in 2016.
Jess regularly presents in schools on a range of topics including the stages of narrative, story planning, the creation of characters and setting, and her own writing process. She also runs creative writing workshops.
Jess holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Film with Honours in Theatre Directing.