Jessica Walton is a picture book author, teacher, parent, daughter of a trans parent, and proud queer disabled woman. Introducing Teddy is her first book, illustrated by Dougal MacPherson. Jess wrote it to help explain gender identity in a simple, positive way to her kids. Introducing Teddy began as a Kickstarter project, but has now been published in the US, UK and Australia by Bloomsbury. It has also been translated into nine other languages. Jess is currently working on a picture book about an amputee. She lives in Melbourne with her wife, her two kids, and Archie the cat.