Jessica Dotter, who sometimes goes by the alias "Jessi," lives in San Francisco, California, where she answers the phone for the best summer camp in all of civilization (and non-civilization). She is kind of like Annie Potts' character in Ghostbusters. When she's not doing that, Jessi writes books for kids who like to build rafts and take trips down the Mississippi River. She writes books for all the other kids, too. Big Thinkin' Jodey is Jessi's second novel for middle grade readers. She published her first novel, School's Out, in 2013.