Who We Are
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Greetings! Thanks for visiting our site. We are married children's authors Joe McGee and Jess Rinker and we will be posting here occasionally about all things writing!
Joe is the author of the NIGHT FRIGHTS, JUNIOR MONSTER SCOUTS, and CREATURE CAMPERS chapter book series, as well as the PEANUT BUTTER & BRAINS picture books. He earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA in Writing from Rowan University. He teaches at Sierra Nevada University’s low-residency MFA program and English and Creative Writing at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
Jess Rinker is the author of several books for young readers including picture book biographies and middle grade fiction. Titles include Gloria Takes a Stand, a biography of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Send a Girl!: The True Story of How Women Joined the FDNY and middle grade novels The Dare Sisters and The Dare Sisters: Shipwrecked!, a continuation of the heartfelt and adventurous story of Frankie, Savannah, and Jolene Dare as they search for Blackbeard’s treasure. She’s also the author of Out of Time: Lost on the Titanic and the forthcoming middle grade novel The Hike to Home, due out summer 2022.
Jess has a BA in Social Welfare and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also teaches in Sierra Nevada University’s MFA program in the Writing for Children and Young Adults track, and adjuncts at her local community college.