Jesse Byrd Jr.
Introduction to Children's Picture Book Creation
Jesse Byrd Jr.
Jessie Byrd Jr. is a storyteller and dual-native of California and Louisiana. At 6 feet 8 inches tall, Jesse paid for his college education by playing basketball at one of the top 10 Academic Public Universities in the country, UC Santa Barbara.
After 3 years of working on a secret project for Google at their headquarters in California, Jessie decided
to pursue his true love of creating stories for readers young and old Jesse’s debut novel King Penguin, received high-praise and won awards at both the los angeles and paris annual book festivals — placing top 10 for the year in its category.
His next storytelling adventures include: a basketball ABC picture
book, a series of spooky mini-stories and a heartwarming picture book about a little girl putting the pieces back together in her southern neighborhood after a natural disaster. Jesse loves french toast with sliced strawberries, reading, film, video games, and freshly popped popcorn.
Byrd’s mom is the bestselling novelist Mary B. Morrison.
New from Jessie Volcano Adventures
Story Summary: Volcano adventures is the story of two half-sisters, Typo and Adrena, who live in a city hidden inside of a volcano.
The sisters discover the magical gem that keeps the peace in their village is missing and as a result fighting and bickering has spread across in their once-happy society. Getting a clue from a stranger about the gem's whereabouts, the siblings go on a quest to recover the gem and restore the peace in their community.
Take a look at the full-colored pages of the story and the sketches so you can see some of the process of how the artwork came to be!