Hi! I'm Jennifer. I love writing social and emotional learning books to help children and preteens through challenging times. My award-winning books teach children strategies to work through their issue and the stories give children the comfort of knowing they're not alone in their struggles. The books focus on topics from friendship issues to anxiety and are geared toward children ages 9 through 13.
I received my Master's Degree in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling and have worked as a school counselor for over a decade. Through working with children of all ages, I see the benefits of social emotional learning books firsthand. Children lose themselves as they're immersed within the stories. They're able to understand complex issues from so many different perspectives by seeing the story through the eyes of the characters.
Counseling children, as well as raising my two children has taught me a universal truth: all children want to be loved, valued and respected for the unique individuals they are. I channel this truth, the importance of providing support for children as they navigate social and emotional issues and my love for creativity into all my children's books. My goal is that all children who read one of the books I wrote will feel like the stories are speaking directly to them.
I am available to read my books or speak to groups. Please email me if you are interested in discussing an author visit!