Jessie Oliveros grew up watching Kansas sunsets, and she’ll always have wild sunflowers and gold-tipped corn fields in her heart. She spent her college-life climbing mountains in Utah and striving for higher vistas. After a fulfilling career as a registered nurse, Jessie hung up her stethoscope to grow children and stories. These days you can find her in the Texas hill country with her husband and their four kids.
"About" from the Simon and Schuster Fall 2018 Catalog
My favorite childhood book will forever be The Secret Garden.
I have four children, and they provide endless inspiration.
I went to nursing school and worked as an RN for six years before turning to writing. I'd probably be back at the hospital!
As a child I loved to read, so writing for children seemed like a natural turn when I decided to pursue authorship.
Early in the morning or late at night when my kids are asleep!
playing the piano, reading (of course), and spending time with my kids