Jennifer Richard Jacobson


Jennifer Richard Jacobson is an author, teacher, educational consultant, editor, and speaker. She writes in a variety of genres. She explains that “all of these devotions spin on the single point where writing and teaching meet. I am a writer and a teacher of writing – each role continually informing and shaping the other.”

A resident of Cumberland, Maine, Jennifer is the author of Small As An Elephant (featured book of IRW’s 2013 6th Grade Read), the Andy Shane series of early chapter books; the picture books A Net of Stars and Moon Sandwich Mom; young adult novel The Complete History of Why I Hate Her, which was chosen by the American Library Association as one of its 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; and the young adult novel Stained which won the Lupine Award in 2005.  She also writes resource books for teachers including No More, ‘I’m Done!: Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades, which is about establishing a successful writer’s workshop.

Her most recent YA novel, Paper Things, tackles youth homelessness and was published in February 2015.

Find out more about Jennifer Jacobson at her website.