Jessica Lawson

Jessica Lawson holds a BA in Spanish and an MS in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management. She’s worked in the nonprofit sector (with charitable-giving foundations), as a preschool teacher, at a dude ranch, and on National Forest trail crews. She lives in Colorado with her husband and children. She is the author of Nooks & Crannies and The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher.

Books by this Author

Nooks & Crannies
The Tom Sawyer Collection
The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If the opportunity to take a relaxing shower presents itself, take it.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Julia Child, because she embraced her passion (cooking) and worked extremely hard to make a career out of it, despite lots of rejection along the way :)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Scoring a winning header as a high school freshman in a varsity soccer match against our arch rivals. Because glory like that never dies. Giving birth with no pain medication is a close second.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would meet Jane Addams, who co-founded a settlement home called Hull House in Chicago in the late 1800s. She was an advocate for children, education, women's suffrage, and world peace. I read about her as a third-grader, and she's remained in my heart as an example of the power of education, shared knowledge, and community spirit. I would say thank you for leading by example, and let her know that books would be written about her efforts.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Roald Dahl's Matilda

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