Jen Brooks

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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 books–as
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Jen Brooks I have always been a writer, but it wasn't until the last few years that I committed to the idea of being an author. I went to college to become a tea…moreI have always been a writer, but it wasn't until the last few years that I committed to the idea of being an author. I went to college to become a teacher, and that was my job for fourteen years--until I had a child. I LOVED teaching and miss it so much, but once my son was born, I chose to stay home with him and use the time to work on my writing. (less)
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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 vis

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