Hello! I am Jessica Quarnstrom and I am the Author of AVA LORAY WANTS TO PLAY and co-author of SNARLY CARLY.
Ava LoRay Wants to Play was written to help teach little ones about responsibility — the idea of work before play. This is something I try to teach my own children.
Snarly Carly was written in loving memory of my mom, Shanda. She was a hairstylist who had "magic hands" -- meaning she had a way of making everyone who sat in her chair feel beautiful. Carly visits Shanda's hair salon for her first haircut, and must overcome her fears of what could go wrong.
I am a busy mom of two young boys, Austin and Aiden. Writing a children’s book has been a dream of mine since I was a child myself. I attended young writer's conferences as a child, and writing has always brought me joy.
I currently reside in St. Michael, Minnesota with my two boys, and our dog, Linc. I enjoy writing, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with my family.
I would love to participate in a book signing and/or visit your classroom. Please reach out and we can get something on my calendar.
I look forward to meeting you!