Hello, I’m Jess.
I started my working life as a TV reporter, but not a very good one. I was stationed in a lot of small regional towns around Queensland, where I made some wonderful friends and fierce, though fleeting enemies (I was dramatic like that). Eventually I made my way to the big city, where I hosted a kids news show before working as a court reporter.
Amidst all of this, I was VERY unhappy - so after about six years, I cut off all my hair, got a nose ring, and moved to London (I was cliched like that). Determined to make a break from news, I studied magazine design at a fashion college, before taking a job at a financial news cable channel because I desperately needed money. The whole scenario wasn’t that different from what I ran away from in the first place.
It was around this time that I met and fell in love with my husband, an Englishman, so I cancelled my flight home and stayed in the UK. The abridged version of what follows goes something like this: we got hitched, had a fat little baby together (who’s now bigger and rather a lot thinner); I picked up a camera, we moved back to Australia, and things started falling into place.
So here I am. Finally telling stories that mean something to me. And hopefully to you.
I’m based in South-East Queensland.
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