Jessica Olien is a writer and illustrator. Her first picture book SHARK DETECTIVE comes out in Fall 2015 from HarperCollins/ Balzer+Bray. Her second is called THE BLOBFISH BOOK and will be published in 2016.
Her illustrations have been published by The Hairpin, xoJane, How About We, and the New York Observer. She is a contributing illustrator for Scooter magazine. Her writing for adults has been published in Slate, Salon, Bust, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, McSweeney's, Condé Nast Traveler, Jezebel, Nerve, Marie Claire and The L Magazine.
Jessica Olien's Courses
This class was a great, confidence-building experience for me. I was worried that I didn't have anything of value to add as a writer. This class was the kick in the butt I needed to put myself out there and do something I really love. Now I have a grip on how to construct a good essay and pitch it. -- Ann Carrathers