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Jennifer Brooks was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. After high school she matriculated at Dartmouth College to become a research scientist, but by the end of her sophomore year she felt a calling to the teaching profession. After graduation and fourteen years of teaching high school English, she answered a second calling to write full time while raising her new son. Her journey began with two theses for an MA and later an MFA in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

A competitive hurdler and jumper in high school and college, she coached thirty-one seasons of cross-country and track and field, which is why runners show up so frequently in her stories. Jen has also had a lifelong relationship with booksas
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In a World Just Right

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Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On this Fall 2015 hunt, you will get access to exclusive content from 160 authors divided into eight teams of 20. I am on TEAM TEAL, and if you visit al...

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Hi Amelia, so immensely sorry I just saw this question from you! My idea for a boy who could create different worlds . . . to be honest, I don't remember how the idea came to me. I don't know anyone with that power. :) I like to think I have a mus... See Full Answer
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This novel is perfectly magic in every way. Lee Kelly has served up an elixir that is part spectacular special effects, part gut-wrenching plot turns, part unforgettable characters. In a world where loyalty and motivations are difficult to discern ...more
The Empress Game by Rhonda Mason
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The Empress Game by Rhonda Mason
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This space opera has it all: Its gut-wrenching. Its thoughtful. It has strong science fiction elements, and its full of seriously kick-ass fighting scenes.

Kayla Reinumon is an exiled Wyrd princess forced to hide her identity and fight in the Blood
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Fast pace. Slick special effects. Edgy narrator. This novel is a perfect SF techno-thriller for YAs. The voice of the main character is still in my head, hes that fun to read. ...more
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