Jessica Gandolf is the wife of Lincoln Peirce, the author and illustrator. Big Nate: In A Class By Himself, the first novel in the Big Nate series, is dedicated to her.


Jessica Gandolf was born in New York City. She lived in Portland, Maine, for twenty years with her husband, Lincoln Peirce, and two children, Elias and Dana. She is currently teaching drawing at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

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