When young Jess’ life is turned upside down by his little brother’s cancer, he suddenly finds himself far from home. Through an unexpected friendship with Miss. Pixley, Jess is offered a refuge in her magical world and the story of the Christmas Riddle. Enter into a journey of coming to terms with the presence of joy and pain, teaching us “What gift is small, yet larger than all?” The Christmas Riddle will be a family holiday classic for years to come.
Jess Richard Elmquist is a storyteller of the grandest kind with the power to captivate, move and inspire people of all ages. His ability to communicate a message using stories from everyday life has entertained corporations, educators, students, and most of all, his own children. Jess currently lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife Jennifer, their son Joseph and daughter Julia.