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Jessica Shirvington founded a coffee distribution company, Stella Imports, in London, and has been involved in managing the restaurants Fuel Bistro, Tow Bar and MG Garage in Sydney. She has also been co-director in the company MPS Investments Pty Ltd.

Source: Jessica Shirvington's website,
Sighted: 25/10/2010

Awards for Works

Disruption 2014 single work novel young adult fantasy

'The Mercer Corporation might rule the world through the control of pheromones. But nothing, and no one, is going to stand in Maggie's way. Especially Quentin Mercer. Ever since the development of M-chips which tap into human pheromones, M-Corp has become the new superpower. Why trust your heart when all you have to do is get within a two-metre radius of someone to record a compatibility rating? Ratings range from the rare 'perfect match' to the dreaded 'negative' and everything in between. Three years ago Maggie's father mysteriously rated as a 'neg' and was taken away from them. For the last two years, eighteen-year-old Maggie has had only one goal: to uncover the truth and bring him home. But even though she's discovered the government's secret underground prison network and the fact that negs aren't going to rehab farms (not even close), she's still no closer to finding her father. Her last hope is Quentin Mercer, her classmate at the elite Kingly Academy - and the heir to the Mercer Corporation. By tricking Quentin into believing he's a 'neg', Maggie quickly gains access to all things M-Corp. But Quentin isn't the person she thought he was... And while she can easily betray her morals in the quest to save her father, can she betray her heart?' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
Corruption 2014 single work novel young adult fantasy

'You can't stop technology. You can't go back in time and have a do-over. But you can cut off the head of the dragon. You can show the world the truth. And you can fight for the people whose lives have been stolen from them. And the price for her quest? Possibly everything.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Young Adult Book
Last amended 25 Oct 2010
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