Jess Golden was born and raised in the lovely little town of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. A childhood filled with coloring books and art classes eventually led her one state over to the Rhode Island School of Design, where she graduated with a BFA in Illustration. Jess has illustrated picture books, early readers and lots of stuff in between. Her clients include Simon and Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins, Highlights, Little Bee Books and Random House. Jess now lives outside of Boston with her husband Jordan and scruffy dog, Martha.