Jessica Hickman

Jessica Hickman is a South Florida native, proud mama, and children’s book author. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family, where she enjoys live music, farmer’s markets, and exploring the outdoors. Alligator Seder is her debut children’s book.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“A person’s a person no matter how small.” Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Sandra Boynton
Shel Silverstein
Eric Carle

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I have always had a strong love of words and poetry, but this interest increased tenfold when I began to have children. We bonded, snuggled, and learned over an ever-growing collection of books and the opportunity to personally contribute to such a meaningful experience became a goal of mine.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Be true to your own voice, perspective, and sense of humor.