About Me

jess pierron @the_afterword sitting in chair with mac laptop and coffeeJess Pierron is a quirky, Midwesterner with a passion for literature. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Colin and Finn, an online home decor boutique, as well as a proud book nerd, diarist, and Enneagram 3.  

The first book Jess remembers falling in love with was “A Light in the Attic” by Shel Silverstein. At age ten she was required by her school instructor to read a book and offer an illustration. Jess read the entire Silverstein book and completed the assignment with a drawing Silverstein’s “The Homework Machine.” For over twenty years, Jess’s love affair with books has yet to cease.

In December 2019, Jess created her Instagram account @the_afterword as a place to share her passion for books. Within days she realized the amazing community and support system throughout “bookstagram.” Jess is dedicated to connecting with other lovers of literature as well as sharing her thoughts and reviews of various works she reads.

When she isn’t creating content for her Instagram or her business, Jess can be found visiting coffee shops, working on DIY projects, or going on adventures with her husband and business partner, Chad.

How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.

Shel Silverstein | A Light in the Attic

A few of my favorite reads…

My Lady Jane | Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

One of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus

Pride & Prejudice | Jane Austen

Redeeming Love | Francine Rivers

The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

Find these and more at Good Reads