Jess is an urban homesteader, beekeeper, crazy chicken chick, foodie, vintage sewing machine addict, and wild foods instructor. She hoards books like a dragon hoards gold and woe betide ye if ye borrow one and don't return it. She prefers tea over coffee and can be readily bribed with cheesecake. She has a senile old dog, four cats, a ball python, a couch-surfing iguana, and a varying assortment of foster pets. Her favorite thing to do at work is dental cleanings. Her least favorite is animal abuse cases.