Kerrin, Jessica Scott

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Kerrin, Jessica Scott

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Jessica Scott Kerrin is an award-winning author of children's fiction, including the Martin Bridge series, published by Kids Can Press. She has also published fiction and non-fiction for magazines. Born and raised in Alberta, she holds a BA in political science and psychology from University of Calgary, a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MPA from Dalhousie University. Before turning to writing as a profession, she worked for over 20 years as an arts administrator in government, post-secondary institutions, galleries and museums. She has taught writing workshops for universities, national associations and literary festivals across Canada and the United States, and has served on juries for national and regional writing competitions including the Governor General Literary Awards. Her own writing has received nominations and awards from the Canadian Children's Book Centre, Children's Library Association, American Library Association, The Horn Book Magazine and New York Public Library.


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