Jessica Gilbert is the publisher/writer of Talent Spotlight Magazine (TSM), creative artist, thought leader, author and entrepreneur. She has interviewed award-winning artists such as: Martin Page, Pat Hunt, Frank J. Myers, Timothy D. Bellavia along with other established and up-and-coming artists. Jessica has been interviewed in the Dream Reachers II book by the late award-winning author/acclaimed journalist, Betty Dravis (Co-author, Chase Von, is an award-winning poet/celebrity interviewer). She is featured in the book alongside best-selling author and world-famous founder of the Good Will Peace Treaty, Bryant McGill; actress Katherin Kovin Pacino (Al Pacino’s stepmother); actor/director, Tony Tarantino; radio show hostess, Joan Baker and many more. In addition, Jessica has been interviewed on various radio programs, including The American Perspective with award-winning journalist, Judyth Piazza. Her creations have been shared on simplereminders.com numerous times with an original quote hitting 11,000+ shares and a reach of over one million! She is also featured in the third anti-bully Forbidden Tears production, To The Top.
Jessica is far from your average woman because she has been exposed to a broad range of experiences so far in life. She has lived in three countries (USA – Houston, TX; Canada – Montreal, QC and Southern Spain), and has done extensive traveling throughout much of North America, Europe and the Dominican Republic. She has taken part in all aspects of the arts throughout her life, however, Jessica has always mainly been drawn to art and creative writing. She attended Concordia University in Montreal studying art, and earned a BFA Degree in Studio Art with an emphasis on painting and drawing. Later, she did a graphic design intensive program through the Continuing Education department.
Prior to Jessica’s move back to Spain in August 2009, where she currently resides, she had been living in Canada for fourteen years. Whilst living in Canada, she had various administrative and graphic design work experiences. Late in 2008, the idea for her online Talent Spotlight Magazine (TSM) started to germinate – it finally launched in November 2010.
TSM came into existence as a result of her desire to participate in the creative process of talent. Having always been drawn to artists – their work and lives – being able to interview them, getting close and personal so to speak – is truly a thrill. It is also very fulfilling for her to offer artists a creative venue to promote their talent.
Besides the magazine, Jessica is involved in other creative endeavours and is in the process of launching her own business.