Photo by Joseph Jestes

Hi, I’m Jenn. I write books for children and teens, and adults still connected to their inner kid.   READ MORE . . . 

“Full of heart and replete with challenging ciphers for readers to decode, Bertman’s debut is literary cousin to classic puzzlers like
The Westing Game.”

—Publisher’s Weekly
starred review

New York Times Bestseller!

November 5, 2016

Second Star to the Right

4353 Tennyson St. Denver, CO 80212

2:00 pm

November 19, 2016


8:00 Notable Books Panel

10:30 Book signing at Macmillan booth

November 30, 2016

Writing for Younger Audiences Craft Talk

Moraga Library, Community Room

Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA


A Peek at the Creative Space of Alina Chau

Alina Chau is the illustrator of several picture books including Double Happiness (written by Nancy Tupper Ling), The Year of the Sheep (written by Oliver Chin), and the picture book app Pickle. Her latest picture book is The Nian Monster, written by Andrea Wang. The Nian Monster tells the story of the legendary monster who returns to Shanghai at Chinese New Year, and Xingling, the clever girl who figures out how to stop him. Publisher’s Weekly gave the book a starred review and said, “Wang’s story thrills but doesn’t threaten: Chau’s wonderfully vivid watercolors give the monster doe eyes and a round body that make him seem like a cranky, […]

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