Jennifer Mason-Black fell asleep one evening as a young poet and woke, many years later, as a novelist. She’s had many jobs in her life, ranging from studying apple trees to attending births as a doula to shelving books in a library, but her current occupations of homeschooling mother and teller of tales are the ones she loves best. She is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts.
Jennifer’s debut, DEVIL AND THE BLUEBIRD ( Abrams/Amulet, April 2016), is a Young Adult fantasy. A teenage girl meets a devil at her town crossroads and exchanges her voice for a pair of magical boots and six months to save her runaway sister’s soul.
- Favorite book growing up: THE LITTLE PRINCE
- Childhood aspiration: A jockey! At least until she realized, at ten, that she would never be small enough. At that point it seemed wiser to want to be a veterinarian.
- Favorite time of day/place to write: She prefers the witching hours. However, having to stay awake during the day makes staying up all night impractical, so she writes in the morning instead.
- Book currently reading/most recently read: THE FALL: A FATHER’S MEMOIR IN 424 STEPS by Diogo Mainardi
- Favorite things to do (other than reading): Hiking! Also, listening to music, daydreaming, and baking.
- Favorite sports teams: Sadly, she was born without the gene that enables an interest in team sports, but she can always be convinced to root for the underdog.
- Surprising personal fact: She spent years of her life counting dead flies stuck to red croquet balls as part of a research project.
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