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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


A Peek at the Creative Space of Mike Grosso

Joining us today for Creative Spaces is author Mike Grosso. Mike Grosso is a musician and a fourth-grade teacher who always keeps a guitar in his classroom. I Am Drums is his first novel. From the promotional copy: Sam knows she wants to be a drummer. But she doesn’t know how to afford a drum kit, or why budget cuts end her school’s music program, or why her parents argue so much, or even how to explain her dream to other people.       But drums sound all the time in Sam’s head, and she’d do just about anything to play them […]

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