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Jennifer Swender

Before turning to writing full-time, Jennifer was a preschool and elementary school teacher for many years. Her debut middle grade novel Solving for M is a Junior Library Guild selection, as well as winner of the 2020 Mathical Book Prize for Grades 3-5. Her next middle grade novel, Stuck, will be published by Crown Books for Young Readers in 2021. When she’s not writing books, Jennifer develops curriculum materials for students and teachers. Check out her current project Girls4Tech.

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Paul Jacobs

Growing up, Paul liked to build things. For many years, he worked as a carpenter. Today he uses that know-how to construct stories. Paul got his start as a research assistant to best-selling author Thomas Moore. He then teamed up with musician Pete Seeger for Pete Seeger’s Storytelling Book and the picture books: Abiyoyo ReturnsSome Friends to Feed, and The Deaf Musicians, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award.

Jennifer and Paul are a writing team who also happen to be married to one another. They are the authors of many picture books, including the ever-popular My Subway Ride and Fire Drill. Their newest chapter book series is Mack Rhino, Private Eye. They have two kids, as well as a mouse-catching dog and a dogfood-eating cat. They all live in Massachusetts.