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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


Awesome work, Ella!

Check this out! Ella loves Book Scavenger so much, it inspired her to create her own board game. Her mom wrote me and explained how the game works: “Each time your trolley car lands on a San Francisco landmark you get a chance to solve a secret code. If you answer correctly you get a tiny golden book. The person with the most books at the end is the winner. She is so excited about her project, we wanted to share it with you. Thank you for inspiring children and fostering their love of reading and exploring.” Thank YOU for inspiring me, […]

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