Literary Agent: Eugenie Furniss
Trained as a zoologist, Jessica began her working life as a research scientist. She then went to work at the Natural History Unit in Bristol and presented programmes for Radio4; BBC One; and BBC Two. As a freelancer, she also made many countryside programmes for local ITV stations all over the country. Her life long love of dogs brought her to a role as a presenter and later commentator on the TV coverage of Crufts Dog Show, a role she’s performed for almost thirty years now.
Alongside radio and TV work, Jessica has always drawn and painted, mostly wildlife, animals and landscapes. She’s written several books on Red Squirrels, her original study species and illustrated various academic texts. More recent illustration projects include Mary Colwell’s beautiful book CURLEW MOON (William Collins 2019) and Clare Balding’s inspiring FALL OFF, GET BACK ON, KEEP GOING (Hachette 2021). Jessica illustrates digitally and is flexible as to working in a number of different styles.