Jessie Oleson Moore is a freelance writer and illustrator. She was born and bred in coastal New Jersey, and honed her artistic skills at the prestigious Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After living in New York for many years, she ventured west to Seattle, where she worked at a refrigerator magnet company. She quit her magnetic job to found CakeSpy.com, and even (for a couple of years) owned a gallery in which she sold CakeSpy artwork (you can still buy it online!). Since 2007, she has worked as a writer, illustrator, and recipe developer. She has written for Serious Eats, Craftsy.com, New Mexico Magazine, and many other clients. She created artwork for various companies including Microsoft, The Madison Park Greetings company, the James Beard Foundation, Taste of Home, Wine Enthusiast, and Sock It To Me.
She has written two cookbooks of her own: CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life, and The Secret Lives of Baked Goods. She has illustrated and released three all-age coloring books: The Unicorn Coloring Book, Another Unicorn Coloring Book, and The Cupcake Coloring Book. This December, she will release a book co-written with Andris Lagsdin, Baking With Steel, and a book she wrote and illustrated, entitled Stuff Unicorns Love.
Apparently afflicted with wanderlust, Jessie has lived in New Jersey, New York City, Seattle, Santa Fe, Asheville NC, and Philadelphia.