This is the page where you learn about me! Wait, I’m supposed to do this in third person.
This is the page where Jessica talks all about herself in the third person. So everyone thinks someone else wrote it about her. But we all know Jess wrote it herself.
In the interest of seeming professional, let’s all pretend she didn’t.
J.D. Evergreen comes from the land down under and lives along a coastline, filled with all manner of magical (and weird looking) creatures that scuttle across the ground and bite your toes, or jump on your roof in the dead of night right as you are about to fall asleep.
But most people just say Australia on the Mornington Peninsula.
She spent her childhood writing small short stories and inventing worlds, characters and creatures that were all her own. When she became an adult, she put her efforts into more adultly things such as acquiring a Bachelor in Primary Education, a Diploma of Tertiary Studies and a Post-Graduate Certificate of Ancient History.
But even with all this comprehensive and useless education, Jess kept drifting back to her writing and began creating stories and imagining new worlds when she was supposed to be doing other things, like her homework.
Eventually, she made a deal with the nagging voices that live inside her brain, and now she writes in her spare time while using her vast and varied education to tutor students near her hometown.
Now a certified procrastinator of adulting, mostly because the universe wouldn’t let her return her subscription to adult life, Jessica spends countless hours crafting places that inspire the imagination. Worlds that immerse you so entirely that you sacrifice sleep for ‘just one more page.’
Jessica can turn just about any song into one about food, and will often sing (badly) at the top of her lungs about the things she is doing. Frequent renditions of “Everyday I’m editin,” and “I will always love food,” are an everyday occurrence in Jessica’s household.
Jessica knows every Disney song ever, and she knows the words to allof them.
Well, except the opening song of ‘The Lion King.’ But then does anyone know what the real words are? Jessica lives under the suspicion that there are no actual words and on the day of recording the person just sang sounds into the microphone.
Jessica likes to build things out of useless items and leave them around the house, so her housemates have to live with them.
Items may include:
A 4ft snowman made of plastic cups,
A plant holder made of soft drink bottles,
Eddie the shower shark (made of soap),
Rainbow glitter sneakers that leave a trail of glitter everywhere she goes, and everywhere she doesn’t.
From a very young age, Jessica told stories to her sisters and cousins, making them up as she went. Her family became so enthralled with her stories they encouraged her to retell them again, and again, and again, and again… Well, you get the point.
Growing bored of retelling the same story, over and over Jessica wrote them down and gave them to her cousins so they would leave her alone.
And thus Jessica’s first books were born. Published on crinkled lined paper that was stapled together with more spelling errors than she cares to mention.
As Jessica grew older other things began to take up her time, like schooling, friends, and how many tacos she could eat in one sitting. But she always managed to find her way back to writing.
At the age of twenty-three, Jessica decided to write her first novel Shadowsoul (Now out), and she shared it amongst her family and friends. Their responses to her book gave her the motivation and confidence she needed to continue her writing.
Katera is the first book Jessica was brave enough to publish. She published it to see if the world liked her stories as much as her family did.
Also, because retelling a three hundred page story over and over gets old really fast.
Some of Jessica’s favourite things
Cats and their everlasting ability to make all humans believe they are beneath them.
Vegetables she grew herself, yum yum.
The colour green!
Making pointless things
Spending countless hours googling random things, like how to talk to giraffes.
Tea! Bonus fun fact, the amount of work Jess gets done is directly proportional to the amount of tea she drinks.