Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Jennifer Bower

Illustrator and Writer

Region: Carolinas
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Jennifer Bower is the illustrator of the forthcoming picture book, THE FIRST NOTES OF SPRING (Bloomsbury, Spring 2023) and THE FUNNIEST MAN IN BASEBALL: THE TRUE STORY OF MAX PATKIN (Clarion, 2018). She grew up on a steady diet of classic cartoons and mid-century picture books, many of which still bear her bite marks. Twenty years after picking up her first crayon, she earned a BFA degree. 

Her artwork has been featured in Highlights Magazine for Children, Guide Magazine, Cantata Learning and Franciscan Media/Servant Publishing. Jennifer lives in North Carolina with her herd of fur babies, where she leads the monthly SCBWI-Carolinas QCKidLit critique group and volunteers at Misty Meadows Mitey Riders therapeutic riding program. She is the proud mom to one kick-ass college kid!!!