Jessi Hammond is an Australian writer of urban fantasy, fantasy and science fiction. Her series include the Kaikara fantasy novels and her Wayfarers urban fantasy short stories.
She writes for all ages, from middle grade kids all the way up to adults, but none of her stories contain overt or graphic violence or sex, though a few for older readers do contain a few bad words.
Her science fiction story, Wired, was published in Aurealis magazine in 2016.
Jessi was born in Darwin where she and her family lived many, many miles ‘down the track’ (in the bush along the Stuart Highway). She went through two bushfires and a crazy man shooting at her house before her parents moved into the suburbs of Darwin.
After she married, Jessi moved to Brisbane with her three children before moving again to a small town in rural Queensland. She has been owned by some very odd and still-missed cats and dogs. Presently she answers to the two of her three children who still live at home (the third has flown the nest and brings his dirty laundry over on the weekends) and an elderly staffy-kelpie-corgi cross with emotional issues. She is also legally blind.