Jessica Walton

Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, parent, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer, disabled woman. They wrote Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story About Gender and Friendship to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to their kids. Introducing Teddy began as a Kickstarter project, but has now been published in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia by Bloomsbury. It has also been translated into nine other languages. Jess lives in Pakenham, Victoria, with their wife, kids and cat.

Books from this author

Meet Me at the Intersection


Stonewall Book Awards (Honour Book 2024)

YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens Book List (2024)

ALA Rainbow Book List: Young Adult (2023)

Comic Arts Awards of Australia (Shortlisted 2022)

Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Notable Book 2022)

ALIA Graphic Novel of the Year (Shortlisted 2021)