Jessica Olien

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Jessica is the author and illustrator of ADRIFT: AN ODD COUPLE OF POLAR BEARS, THE BLOBFISH BOOK and SHARK DETECTIVE, as well as the upcoming book HAMSTERS DON’T RIGHT FIRES (written by Andrew Root), all published by HarperCollins.

Jessica’s cartoons and illustrations have been published in the Hairpin, Condé Nast Traveler, xoJane and the New York Observer. Before becoming a children’s book maker Jessica worked as a journalist and lived in Egypt, Thailand and the Netherlands. Now she lives in Brooklyn and works from her studio in the Pencil Factory. She still loves to travel though and when she is stressed you can usually find her searching for flights online or looking at pictures of Corgis.

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