Jennifer handles children's fiction projects ranging from picture books to young adult. Middle grade is Jennifer's soft spot and she's open to all genres in this category, especially the tender or hilarious. She is always looking for fresh and distinct voices; stories that simultaneously tug at her heartstrings and make her laugh out loud; and unassuming, "adorkable" heroes. As for YA, Jennifer is drawn to contemporary works; dramatic or funny romance; and urban fantasy/light sci-fi. She's especially interested in mind-blowingly smart projects that are layered, complex, and unexpected. In terms of picture books, early readers, and chapter books, she is interested in character-driven projects and smart, exceptional writing. Jennifer also enjoys how-to and sports-related nonfiction.
Some of Jennifer's clients include Laurie David and Cambria Gordon, authors of the critically acclaimed nonfiction THE DOWN TO EARTH GUIDE TO GLOBAL WARMING (Scholastic); Crystal Allen, author of HOW LAMAR'S BAD PRANK WON A BUBBA SIZED TROPHY (HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray); Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of THE YEAR THE SWALLOWS CAME EARLY (HarperCollins) and DIAMOND IN THE DESERT (forthcoming, Viking); Denise Doyen, author of the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor picture book ONCE UPON A TWICE (Random House); Barry Wolverton, author of NEVERSINK: A PUFFIN SAGA (forthcoming, HarperCollins); Cynthea Liu, author of PARIS PAN TAKES THE DARE (Penguin) and founder of Authors Now!; and Lauren Strasnick, author of NOTHING LIKE YOU (S&S/Simon Pulse), HER AND ME AND YOU (S&S/Simon Pulse) and DAKOTA WEBB IS MISSING (forthcoming, S&S/Simon Pulse).
Jennifer is co-author of the picture book PIGGIES IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH (Charlesbridge). She has been on faculty for several conferences including the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and San Diego State University conferences, the Big Sur Writer's Workshop, and multiple SCBWI conferences. Jennifer earned a BA in English with a minor in Social and Ethnic Relations from UC Davis and has a background in secondary education.
Member since 2006
Region: California: Los Angeles County
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