Jesse is an award-winning Australian author of novels for adults and kids, an emerging screenwriter, a public speaker, literacy advocate, and a freelance journalist. 

Jesse’s newest novel, Sixty Seconds, is out now! Check out the launch dates in Sydney, Byron, Brisbane and Melbourne and come along.

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‘This achingly beautiful novel broke my heart. And then put it back together.’ 
- Wendy James, author of The Golden Child. 
‘A beautiful work. One of the most moving and artistically satisfying endings I’ve read in a long while.’ - Susan Johnson, author of The Landing. 
‘A novel that will get into your bones - captivating, heartbreaking and immensely beautiful.’ - Eliza Henry-Jones, author of In the Quiet and Ache.

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