Patrick Jennings

Patrick Jennings is the author of We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes, and many other critically acclaimed and award-winning books (23 in all) including Faith and the Electric Dogs,  Putnam and Pennyroyal, The Beastly Arms, The Wolving Time, Guinea Dog, and My Homework Ate My Homework. He focuses on the use of language and story to plumb the mysteries of the universe, and to express the breadth of one’s imagination. He often leads workshops for young writers, hoping to inspire them to take up their “magic wands” (writing instruments), value their own curiosity and creativity, to see writing and reading as means toward a greater understanding of oneself and others, and to have a lot of fun doing it. A native of Indiana, he lived in Arizona and California before settling in Port Townsend, Washington where he lives with his family.


IRW creates worksheets to supplement the books we bring to life in the classroom, and provide these worksheets to teachers and students to use in preparation for their school visit. Here is a worksheet link for Patrick’s book We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes:

We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes Worksheets
We Can’t All be Rattlesnakes Question Sheets