About Me


Who I Am

I am Jess Gutierrez. I am a picture book writer living in Northwest Arkansas. I am thrilled to be represented by Claire Draper of The Bent Agency. 

I live with my firefighter wife who is way cooler than me, our pair of wild toddlers, a surly bulldog named Hank, a turtle and an ever-nervous fish.


Readers Beware

Thank you for joining me on this journey as I pursue my sometimes terrifying dream of writing professionally. I am so happy and proud to be where I am today and am even happier that you’ve decided to muddle through with me.


Fair warning: I have no idea what I’m doing.


What I'm Up To

I’m passionate about writing and publishing books for children that make a difference.

 Diversity is central to my themes. My current project is about a bullied, gay narhwal. I needed this book when I was little and I hazard to guess that there are others kids out there that need it too.

I can’t wait for the world to see what I have in store!