Art has a way of making someone smile.

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This is the official site of the New Mexico author, Jessica R. Herrera.  Browse Jessica’s children’s books, free coloring pages, helpful blogs, fine art, merchandise and more. Her books include The Bad Book, They Don’t Make Socks For Chicken Toes, The Sugar & Spice series, and Adventures of the Pink Mantis. You can download free coloring pages, and purchase Jessica’s original fine art pieces. Her artwork is also available on postcards, posters, t-shirts and more! Interested in an author visit? If you are in located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and would like Jessica to visit your school, go to her Author Visit page for more information or to schedule a visit.


The Bad Book is on a mission to destroy all the other library books! This clever approach will make you chuckle as the pages turn, but it will also sneak in a heart tug here and there. Understanding is such an empowering tool. Sharing is so liberating. And together they make a perfect story!

– Darleen Wohlfeil, Story Monsters Ink magazine

Five Star Book Review: “I loved the story and I believe this will be a great book for kids that have teasing and bully issues. I think it will help them look at life a different way and it may help them make friends with their bullies. Jessica is a fantastic writer with great imagination. I will be making sure my nieces and nephews have a copy to enjoy as they grow up.” (Amazon review)

What do librarians think?

“I put several copies of your book (The Bad Book) on the shelves on Friday and the kids went wild with excitement: all copies were checked out immediately!” – (APS Librarian)

Want more fun? Click below for free printable coloring pages!