Jess talks about her



I have been writing since the age of 8 years old.  I wrote my first poems at 8 and wrote the lyrics and music for my first song at 9 years old. I find writing is an incredibly powerful way in which to process the world around me but I also love writing escapism pieces. I am a part of a few (read: way too many) fandoms and love connecting with others via fictional mediums.

To date, I have written poems, short stories, fan fiction, songs, and a mini-musical.

A few slivers of light

In 2021 I published my first anthology of poetry entitled “a few slivers of light”. This book is a very emotive collection of poetry written during my struggle with anxiety and depression and has touched a chord with many people, ranging from teens to adults.

A few slivers of light

A Few Slivers of Light

A book of poetry for teens

A Few Slivers of Light, now available for purchase online on Amazon, right here on this website or via PayStack.

A few slivers of light

Arnold the Not Dinosaur

A children’s book

Perfect for children ages 0-7 years old, although readers of all ages can appreciate the sensitive story.


“A 14 year old, who proofs that age is just a number, an old soul, who tackles mental health by the horns, and shows us the normality of mental issues by her exceptional writing skills. “

Raashida Khan

(Award-winning author, poet and content creator)

“Jess, you are living testimony to the power of the word as well the need for writing as freeing and healing. I salute you.”

Jess Robus

In 2022 I wrote and produced a full musical entitled “The Human Stuff” and hope this will make it onto a commercial stage in 2023.

Jess Robus
Jess Robus

I completed a children’s book currently with publishers for consideration.

Jess Robus - song writer
A few slivers of light - Jess Robus

3rd Place in UKZN Poetry Africa Poetry competition

Winner of POETtree Youth Poetry competition

Kryptonite winner (95-100%) for original song in the Curro Create competition.

One of 22 nationwide selected for the Advanced Mentorship Programme for Curro Create – a mentorship project to create a mini-musical

Find me online!

You can find me on Instagram at @jess_celestes_musical_mayhem, on YouTube as Jessica Celeste, and on Wattpad as JCDuValier. Facebook and I also have a tumblr, but good luck with finding that.

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