Jennifer Kaul has loved writing for as long as she can remember. In elementary school, she crayoned classics such as “The Halloween Hoot” and “Monster Gets Lost at the Zoo.” In middle school, she and her sister wrote a series of scary stories called The Dungeon of Doom, all of which were unfortunately lost in a deadly computer crash. In high school, Jennifer wrote notes to friends, and in college, she wrote what she hoped were clever away messages and comments on instant messenger and Facebook.
After college, Jennifer moved from her mitten state of Michigan to Minnesota. There, she taught lots of awesome kids reading and writing skills and created curriculum to help other teachers do the same. She also wrote poems and short stories and started work on her first novel.
Many of Jennifer’s pieces stem from the happenings in our world and the what-ifs that swirl around her head as a result. Through her writing, she hopes to encourage thought, spark conversation, and make the world a better place. She especially enjoys writing for children and young adults because, as Lois Lowry says in her dedication page of The Giver, they are “To whom we entrust the future.”
Jennifer still lives in Minnesota, now with her wonderfully goofy husband and their new little baby girl. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, playing the clarinet, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends.