I’m a writer. A story teller. Kind of a journalist of the every day stuff.
Hi, I’m Jess, a born and bred Melbourne girl, and I write. I may not have a long list of fancy qualifications and accolades, but I’ve spent my life learning the craft the old fashioned way: by reading and writing. A lot.
I’m partial to a bit of fiction for funsies, but I come alive when I’m writing about the places and cultures I’ve experienced on my travels. I especially love exploring the power food has to bring people together (food is important to me: I’m Italian). I cut my writing teeth many years ago, using experiences from both my own travels and my time working as a travel agent to maintain my own little travel blog. I also contributed both written pieces and photographs to publications including Thought Catalog, Edge of Humanity, We Are Travel Girls and Webjet.
Following a four month stint travelling the world in late 2017, I started working on a collection of personal essays and stories inspired by that trip. This project hit the brakes when my son came was born in early 2019 with a couple of rare medical conditions (because having a baby wasn’t going to be hard enough). I decided to stop focusing exclusively on travel so I could also write about my lived experiences in the NICU ward and beyond, the start of which you can read over at Mamamia.
When I’m not writing, travelling or being Jasper’s mum, you’ll find me with my nose in an obnoxiously large cup of tea, trying desperately not to kill my little herb garden, or roaming Melbourne with my very patient husband and my dad’s old film camera in tow.
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