Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jessica Kinney

Jessica Kinney is a Maine native and mother of six children who lives and writes on the coast of Maine. A Bowdoin College graduate and former middle- and high-school English teacher, Jessica says The Pig Scramble was inspired by a true story about her husband, who grew up as the youngest child on a Maine dairy farm and really did win a pig at a local fair.

Perhaps a result of being from Maine and most certainly because of the many books she has enjoyed through the years, Jessica has long admired character-driven stories about seemingly every-day events of real people. Living in an out-of-the-way place often requires creativity and resourcefulness to make ends meet -- hard work, colorful characters, and rich story-telling are natural by-products of this experience. Jessica viewed much of this first-hand, growing up, and seeks to incorporate similar themes in her stories.

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