Nice to e-Meet You!

Jesse Byrd is a 30-year-old African-American storyteller and dual-native of California and Louisiana.

At 6 feet 8 inches tall, Jesse paid for his college education playing basketball at one of the top 10 Public Academic Universities in the country (UC Santa Barbara).

After 3 years working on a secret project for Google at their headquarters in
California, Jesse decided to pursue his true love of creating stories for readers young and old.

Jesse’s debut novel, King Penguin, was highly praised and won awards at both the Los Angeles and Paris Annual Book Festivals, placing top 10 for the year in its category.

His next storytelling adventures include: Monsters Are Real (a spooky illustrated mini-series for kids), a "baby's first" basketball ABC book - in collaboration with basketball instructor Ashley Craver, and a heartwarming picture book about a little girl in the south putting the pieces back together in her neighborhood after a natural disaster.

Jesse loves french toast...with sliced strawberries, reading, writing, film, video games, and freshly popped popcorn.

You can purchase Jesse’s stories on Amazon , Barnes and Noble &


Favorite Children's Books


Your Story.

I won't ask if you have an amazing story to tell. You're likely to have more than one. If you're ready, I'd love to help you share some of your learnings, strength, creativity and gifts with the world.


  • Ghostwriting

  • Writing Coaching & Consulting

  • Story Outlining
  • Storyboarding 
  • Query Letter
  • Synopsis
  • Book Cover Design
  • Publishing Advice + Strategy
  • Award Submission
  • Critical Reviews

With 30+ years of Literary Industry Experience we know where to invest precious time and energy to get your book seen in the right way by the right people.

In addition to being an International Award-Winning Author working on his own projects, Jesse loves helping others tell their amazing and powerful stories! 

Jesse is currently helping everyday people author & produce their novels, memoirs, and picture books.

Let's make this process simple!

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