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The daughter of a clown, Jessica would become a nurse who specialized in psychiatric nursing. Later she returned to school to get a degree in
counseling. Deciding that wasn't quite crazy enough, she began to write professionally in 1978, when she wrote a 13-part television series on
alcoholism after years of copious field research.
As a journalist, she has written for United Press International, Associated Press, and numerous other publications. She has ten textbooks in the area of engineering technology to her credit -- specifically explosives and radiation which makes her a danger to herself and others.
Consequently, she has been confined to writing fiction as an exercise in damage limitation. In the US, Palmer has had four adult novels published. Her science fiction and fantasy have been released in the UK and elsewhere.
Including the engineering texts and foreign translations, her works have appeared in nearly every country of the world. Meanwhile her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic.
After Animal Wisdom was released in 2000, Palmer founded a nonprofit organization called Wild-n-Wooly dedicated to the care and treatment of injured and orphaned wildlife. Since then she has taken care of over 200 animals, anything from deer, squirrels and finch to hawks and owls,
which once they have recovered are returned to the wild.