Jess studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University before completing an MA in Writing for Young People there. Jess grew up between Bath, where her mum’s family were based, and the foothills of the Himalayas in India, where her dad’s family lived. As soon as she was old enough, and armed with her notebook, Jess went in search of her own adventures and stories. She has lived in India, Australia, and the US. Her books are set in the wild places that exist in our world. Jess’s debut for 10+ RUNNING ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD was published in June in the UK by Orion Children’s Books and will be out in May 2018 in the US with Algonquin Young Readers. Her second novel, WHEN THE MOUNTAINS ROARED is out in April 2018.