About Jenna

Jenna lives in Connecticut with her husband, two crazy awesome kids, a cat named Pixie, and dog named Ozzy. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College and a Master’s in Education from the University of New England. Her first book, Pixie’s Adventure, was awarded two Honorable Mentions in the 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards. She recently traded in her librarian hat to become a full time writer. At all hours of the day (and night) she can be found at her desk, drinking iced coffee and working on her next story.

Jenna is represented by Victoria Selvaggio of Storm Literary Agency.


photo by Greta Lindquist Merlino

Fun Facts About Me

  • When I was young, my favorite sport was gymnastics.
  • I was a Boston College cheerleader.
  • I love the Boston Red Sox.
  • My daughter and I love to ski, but my husband and son are snowboarders.
  • My favorite TV show is Survivor. I’ve applied to be on it twice, but I sadly I wasn’t chosen.
  • I went skydiving once.
  • In the summer, I drive a pink 1956 Ford Fairlane.
  • My favorite place in the world is Chatham on Cape Cod.
  • I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  • I didn’t always want to be a writer, but I’ve always LOVED to read.
  • Before I became a library media specialist, I was a classroom teacher. I taught third grade, first grade, and kindergarten.