Three-time Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Holm is a beloved and well-known name in the world of children’s literature. Widely embraced by educators, librarians, and children across the country, Jenni’s novels have struck a chord with all who read her heartwarming and poignant stories, many of which are based on her own life and family.A frequent guest at schools, conferences, bookstores, and libraries across the country, Jenni enjoys meeting her readers, and speaking about her novels, writing, and the inspiration behind her award-winning books.
In addition to her novels, Jenni and her brother Matt are the creators of two graphic novel series for children, Babymouse and Squish, which have garnered much critical-attention and favorable reviews. Jenni’s books have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, been the recipients of numerous awards and starred reviews, and have sold a combined total of 1.9 million copies in print, digital, and audio formats.
Born in California, Jenni spent much of her life in Pennsylvania, where she grew up following her four brothers and enjoying the athletic and boy friendly activities they were into. After college, Jenni moved to New York, where she became a television producer before deciding to become a full-time writer. Her first novel Our Only May Amelia was the recipient of a Newbery Honor Award, and Holm was catapulted onto the children’s literature scene. She would go on to win another two Newbery Honors for her novels Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise. Jenni currently resides back in California, where she lives with her husband and two children.