ABOUT AJ IRVING

  • AJ Irving
    grew up in Boise, Idaho, writing stories and daydreaming about becoming an
    author. Now, she writes picture books and poetry on her big back porch in a
    tiny town near Jackson, Wyoming. AJ reads kidlit every day and dances
    every chance she gets.
    She is the author of Dance Like a Leaf (Barefoot Books, 2020) and a soon-to-be announced picture book
    celebrating queer girl friendship (summer 2023).

    As a
    children’s author and former bookmobile librarian, AJ is passionate about
    inspiring kids to love books.
    When she’s not
    reading, writing, or dancing, she enjoys exploring the Wyoming wilderness with
    her husband, two children, and their English bulldog.

    AJ
    received a B.A. in journalism and women’s and gender studies from the
    University of Oregon.
    She is represented by Jordan
    Hamessley
    of New Leaf Literary. Learn more at www.ajirving.com

     

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Mama. Wordsmith. Kidlit enthusiast. 

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
  • Book Cover

    We Finally Made it Out of That Darn Hospital

    (Article)


    Midwifery Today

    2010