Jennifer Ward is a bonafide bird stalker, wildlife whisperer and authoress who writes books for children and adults.
With over 800,000 books in print and translations in many languages, her work has been the recipient of numerous awards including state awards, New York Public Library's Best Informational Book of the Year, ALA Notable recognition, the International Literacy Association/Children’s Book Council Children’s Choice Award, the Giverny Award for Best Nonfiction Picture Book, among many other honors. Jennifer is also the recipient of the Judy Goddard/Libraries Limited Award for her body of work and contribution to Southwestern children's literature. Her book, There Was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, has also been integrated into the architecture at the Buckeye Public Library in Arizona.
Jennifer lives high in the treetops, nestled within a canopy of old growth oaks in Southern Illinois, where she writes full time. Her neighbors include deer, fox and squirrels. She wakes up each morning to bird song.
Jennifer is represented by Stefanie Von Borstel, Full Circle Literary.