Books

Children’s books have been my passion and joy since I was a kid – and it was always a dream to work on picture books as an illustrator. In 2019 I’ve got 7 books arriving, what a dream! More recently I’ve also begun writing – and the first books I’ve authored and illustrated will be also out in 2019.

Please feel free to email me – jessesmess@gmail.com for an updated portfolio, as I need to get around to updating my website.

Previously published books:

  • The Year of The Pig (2019) by Charles Hope published by Wild Dog Books
  • Love Was Hiding (2018) by Jennifer Loakes, published by Windy Hollow Books.
  • If Baby Could Talk by Michael Wagner and published by Windy Hollow Books, 2017
  • Merry Everything by Tania McCartney and published by Windy Hollow Books, 2017 (CBCA Picture Book of the Year notable)
  • Smile Cry written by Tania McCartney and published by EK Books, 2016. (CBCA notable and winner of the 2017 SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards for Australian/NZ.)
  • The Midnight Possum written by Sally Morgan and published by Omnibus/Scholastic, 2015
  • Little Koala Lost written by Blaze Kwaymullina and published by Omnibus/Scholastic, 2015

I have also illustrated several board books.