Jessica Harper is an accomplished composer, author and award-winning actress who has more than a dozen features to her credit, including co-starring roles in Stardust Memories with Woody Allen, Pennies From Heaven with Steve Martin, My Favorite Year with Peter O'Toole and most recently Minority Report with Tom Cruise. She's made dozens of television appearances, and her stage experience ranges from starring in Hair on Broadway to co-starring in a regional production of National Anthems with Al Pacino.
Jessica says, "I love the writing process. Each story is like a puzzle: I start out with what I think is a wonderful idea and figure out how to tell it in the most original and concise way. Sometimes I rhyme the text and sometimes I don't. Either way, figuring out how to give children an affecting literary experience in just 32 pages is a challenge I enjoy."
Jessica's most recent books are I Like Where I Am, Four Boys Named Jordan and Lizzy's Ups And Downs. Over the past few years, Jessica has combined her performance and writing skills to do author presentations for children and adults. She is also using her books and music as the basis for a series of Saturday afternoon children's concerts, opening at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles in October 2004.