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Jessica was born in Danbury CT. She grew up playing kick-ball and riding her bike through the streets of Hat City and sometimes spent the weekend at her grandparents’ house on Lake Mamanasco in Ridgefield, CT. As an only child, much of her time was devoted to inventing stories, dreaming up characters, and creatin… Read More
Jessica was born in Danbury CT. She grew up playing kick-ball and riding her bike through the streets of Hat City and sometimes spent the weekend at her grandparents’ house on Lake Mamanasco in Ridgefield, CT. As an only child, much of her time was devoted to inventing stories, dreaming up characters, and creating new worlds. Being an only child, Jessica was creative early on and found her place in the imaginary worlds and fantastical stories that she read constantly. When reading was no longer enough to satisfy her growing imagination, Jessica picked up the pen. Writing down her stories in simple journals was the perfect solution, and she continued to keep the pages of those journals filled as she grew up.

In her later youth, Jessica lived with her father in Southbury, CT, where she attended Pomperaug High School and unknowingly met her co-author, Stephanie Robinson. Jessica and Stephanie have been friends since they were fifteen. Working together as waitresses in a fancy retirement home, going to school together, eventually attending college together for a short time, and then becoming roommates for a few years in their 20’s. They are still immensely close, though their conversations over the past year have been less geared towards the social aspects of friendship; the main topic now being collaboration regarding their manuscript and getting excited about the series to follow.
Stephanie went on to teaching and getting her masters in library science, whereas Jessica went off to work. She worked in just about every possible profession you can think of. Here are some, just to name a few: waitress, bartender, stable hand, hospital janitor, chiropractic assistant, printing assistant, real estate agent, homecare aide, personal assistant, cashier, service manager, office manager, free-lance web designer, assistant editor, photographer…

Jessica is a quintessential New Englander, harboring a desperate need to be near the ocean and a personal desire to experience the four seasons every year. Now at the age of 36, she lives in New Fairfield, CT with her wonderful boyfriend James, her dog, Jack, and her cat, Bill. Read Less
The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

Fairday Morrow is less than happy about moving to the quiet, country town of Ashpot, not to mention, utterly cheerless at the prospect of living in the crumbling, creepy old manor known as the Begonia House. Nevertheless, that’s exactly where she’s headed.
Strange mus… Read More
The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow

Fairday Morrow is less than happy about moving to the quiet, country town of Ashpot, not to mention, utterly cheerless at the prospect of living in the crumbling, creepy old manor known as the Begonia House. Nevertheless, that’s exactly where she’s headed.
Strange music coming from behind a padlocked door leads Fairday up a spiral staircase and into a secret room, where an ancient mirror, a brass key, and a strange picture of a red-haired lady are the first in a series of clues that will take Fairday and her friends in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, on an amazing adventure that will challenge them in ways they never thought possible.
As the investigation gears up, it becomes plainly obvious to Fairday that the danger is deadly serious. With a little help, which is found in some very odd places, the twisting tale begins to unfurl. Will the DMS be able to piece together the puzzle before it’s too late? Read Less
"I loved the opening chapters of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow, and was immediately captivated by the characters. The writing is great and very accessible. I'm sure children and young adults will love it."
~ Jenny Nimmo, Author Midnight for Charlie Bone

"I absolutely love this book! The writing is terr… Read More
"I loved the opening chapters of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow, and was immediately captivated by the characters. The writing is great and very accessible. I'm sure children and young adults will love it."
~ Jenny Nimmo, Author Midnight for Charlie Bone

"I absolutely love this book! The writing is terrific; the pacing is perfect; the characters are well-conceived and fleshed out; and all I want to do is keep reading!"
~ Gina Shaw, Editorial Director, Original Book Publishing for Scholastic Book Clubs

“The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow is riveting and I can't wait to read more!  I taught the 4th and 6th grades for 38 years. I find the writing to be superb and I love how quickly it flows along. This book should definitely hold the attention of student readers, as it sure held mine!”
~Phyllis Hill, Teacher

“I LOVED this book! The characters are all complimentary and endearing. The writing keeps you in suspense and wondering what is going to happen. Just like in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter Series... it all made sense and was revealed in the end... which is what makes her books, and this book enticing. The wording and figurative language used is FANTASTIC! The well-placed, enriching words will help to develop young readers’ vocabulary. There are so many great teaching points regarding word choice, figurative language, and voice in this book. I want to be a part of the DMS... I want to solve a riddle... and I want to explore the many enchantments of the Begonia house!”  
~ Kristen Yoder, Elementary School Teacher, Indiana, USA Read Less
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