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I'm an English teacher, writer, wife, and mom who writes books for and about young adults. My novels include THE TRUTH ABOUT ALICE, DEVOTED, and AFTERWARD.

My fourth novel, MOXIE, will be out in September 2017. It was recently optioned by Amy Poehler's production company for film! It has a special Tumblr I adore that you can check out at www.moxiegirlsfightback.com!

All my novels are published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan.

My favorite things include chocolate, pepperoni pizza, and this super hilarious 1980s sitcom about four retired women called The Golden Girls. I can basically quote every episode.

I live in Texas with my husband, son, and dog!

When it comes to what I read, I love realistic young adult fiction (duh), creative nonfiction, s
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Jennifer Mathieu Hi! Right now there are no plans for it, but I am hopeful the movie will get made, so cross your fingers for that!

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Hi! Right now there are no plans for it, but I am hopeful the movie will get made, so cross your fingers for that!

I think if I wrote a sequel I'd like to focus on Lucy Hernandez. Maybe one day! :-)(less)
Jennifer Mathieu I'm so sorry I'm a YEAR LATE answering this! I forgot readers could ask me questions here! If you're still willing to read my response - I would say…moreI'm so sorry I'm a YEAR LATE answering this! I forgot readers could ask me questions here! If you're still willing to read my response - I would say my favorite book from the past year is The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. I also really enjoyed The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. :-)

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The Truth About Alice

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I never blog anymore because I’ve got book writing deadlines to meet, but last night I watched a film so puzzling, so thought-provoking, so totally bonkers that I am dedicating today’s writing time to exploring it. So to my editor at Macmillan who expects a first draft of my next book in a few weeks, head’s up that I may be a little late.

Because I have to talk about Gymkata.

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“There is one thing I've learned about people: they don't get that mean and nasty overnight. It's not human nature. But if you give people enough time, eventually they'll do the most heartbreaking stuff in the world.”
Jennifer Mathieu, The Truth About Alice

“How much did it hurt? It was like a million paper cuts on my heart.”
Jennifer Mathieu, The Truth About Alice

“it occurs to me that this is what it means to be a feminist. Not a humanist or an equalist or whatever. But a feminist. It’s not a bad word. After today it might be my favorite word. Because really all it is is girls supporting each other and wanting to be treated like human beings in a world that’s always finding ways to tell them they’re not.”
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