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Jennifer Gooch Hummer

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Jennifer Gooch Hummer is the award-winning author and screenwriter for her debut novel, Girl Unmoored, which has been optioned for film. Her middle grade fantasy series, Operation Tenley; Book 1 of The Fair City Files, is a Kirkus Best Books of 2017. Jennifer has worked as a script analyst for various talent agencies and major film studios. Jennifer lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three daughters.

GIRL UNMOORED has been awarded:
Maine Literary Awards, YA Fiction 2013
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2012, YA Fiction Adult Themes.
Reader Views Kids Award Winner, Best Teen/YA Book of the Year, 2012
Reader Views Winner, Best Teen/YA Fiction 2012
Foreword Book of The Year Finalist, YA Fiction 2012
Indie Excellence Awards 2012, Winner C
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Jennifer Gooch Hummer I simply refuse to believe in it. Maybe it's because my writing time is so limited with daughters to raise, a husband and two dogs, but to me, every…moreI simply refuse to believe in it. Maybe it's because my writing time is so limited with daughters to raise, a husband and two dogs, but to me, every moment that I can write should be productive. That doesn't mean I won't write a horrible few pages and delete them. But usually, there'll be a grain in there of something I can expand on. And those grains add up! Before you know it, you have a chapter or a short story or an essay. Perhaps the real reason I don't allow myself to have writer's block, is because I do allow myself to write the worst, most horrible pages ever written, until somehow, magically, things fall together.(less)
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Girl Unmoored

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
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And again, amazing. This is an incredible series, worth every minute of reading time. What a star Leigh Bardugo is.
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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
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Just as good as #1! Leigh can create action fantasy scenes like no other.
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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So so so good. Leigh Bardugo is a master fantasy writer.
Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
"I would recommend this book to anyone who read “Tell The Wolves I'm Home“ by Carol Rifka Brunt and was disappointed by it. Similar-ish plot but WAY better in my opinion. A refreshing read."
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Maria Semple? David Sedaris? Will you please run for President? You are the only two sane people left on the planet. That's all.
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Operation Tenley by Jennifer Gooch Hummer
"This was a great book. It's the story of some kids who have weather powers, Mother Nature who wants to kill them, and the fairies (called Fair Ones) who have to protect them. It's funny too. Tenley Tylwyth and Gavron are my favorite characters. I..." Read more of this review »
More of Jennifer's books…
“Love doesn't always mean rings and veils and walks down the aisle.
Sometimes love means broken windows and broken hearts,
and not being able to fix either.
And sometimes love means telling you,
there's no such thing as time in Heaven so don't rush to meet me.
Stay a while, and pick, girl, the roses.”
Jennifer Gooch Hummer, Girl Unmoored

“Love. The opposite of fear is love, and every minute of every day, we choose between the two.”
Jennifer Gooch Hummer, Girl Unmoored

“I sat there looking normal but thinking about how much I wished we were going to see the real Jesus. Everyone needed a miracle once in a while.”
Jennifer Gooch Hummer, Girl Unmoored

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