Dr Jesse Blackadder is an award-winning author of seven novels for adults and children, an emerging screenwriter, an inspiring public speaker and a creative writing teacher and youth literacy advocate. She’s fascinated by adventurous women, extreme landscapes, unusual creatures and chilly places.

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Her newest book is Sixty Seconds, published by HarperCollins.

The Australian Antarctic Division awarded Jesse the 2012 Antarctic Arts Fellowship and she travelled to Antarctica to research the earliest female explorers on the continent. She has also been a writer in residence in Alaska, outback Australia, Byron Bay, Charles Sturt University Wagga, and Varuna The Writers’ House.

Jesse is an experienced freelance writer and journalist. She studied creative writing (along with film and photography) in a BA (Communication) at the University of Technology Sydney. She has a Master of Applied Science (Social Ecology) and a Doctor of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University. 

Jesse has won awards for her fiction and non-fiction in Australia and overseas.

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