Jessica Salans is an organizer and storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA



  • SPOTLITE Stage Company (Student Productions Operating To Learn & Integrate Theater Education)
  • Coralstone Press (Narrative Storytelling for Children)
  • Creative Grounds (Storytelling: theater, film, events, writings)
  • Ground Game LA (local civic engagement)


  • Spearheaded a Kickstarter campaign that raised $26k+ for an original TV pilot called Monster Girls
  • Co-founded a publishing imprint with Todd Kessler, creator of Blue’s Clues
  • Ran a grassroots, volunteer based campaign as a candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 13, garnering 4,000 votes, 14% (2016-2017)
  • Co-founded Ground Game LA, a hyper local civic engagement 501(c)4 non profit


Ada Limon, Isabelle Allende, Sarah Ruhl, Kaveh Akbar, Kate DiCamillo, Norton Juster, Daniel Handler, Shakespeare, Lois Lowry, Ray Bradbury, Miranda July, Pixar,  Myths, Folktales, Fairytales

Inquiries / Ideas / Musings?