Bio




Official Bio Stuff:

​​Jessi Kirby was born and raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. She earned her BA in English Literature from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and went on to become a middle and high school English teacher. In addition to writing, Jessi works full time as a middle school librarian in Orange County, CA, where she lives with her husband and two children.


10 (Sort -Of) Random Things

I decided I wanted to be a writer at age 8, when my class read Freckle Juice.

Judy Blume and Roald Dahl were (and still are) my heroes.

I didn’t write my first book until I turned 30, and I wrote it *because* I turned 30.

That book was Moonglass.

I believe in magic and the so-called impossible.

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo, is one of the few books I reread every few years.

If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, that food would be tacos.

Say Anything will always be my favorite movie.

Post-its, freshly sharpened pencils, and blank notebook paper make me happy.



​​Words I try to live by:


​​“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams...live the life you imagine."  --Thoreau


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