Hi there. I’m Jennifer. I live with my family in California’s Central Valley, and I write stories. I used to work as a newspaper reporter, writing stories about real people, whose lives told us something about our world and maybe about ourselves. Now, I write books for young readers—books with make-believe characters whose stories, I hope, are just as full of life and truth as the real ones. Check out Stef Soto, Taco Queen (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) and Finding the Music, (Lee & Low Books)!