Jennifer McKerley is a teacher and award-winning author of thirteen children’s books.
Her latest books are Blue Ribbons, No Green Things and Lone Star the Lawman (Heinemann Publishing, 2021-22). A fourth title with Heinemann is in preproduction.
Random House published her first children’s book Man O’War: Best Racehorse Ever, as well as Amazing Armadillos, which was the 2010 winner for Young Readers Book in the New Mexico Book Awards. Also, Bank Street College of Education named Amazing Armadillos as one of the best children’s books of 2010. Amazing Armadillos has sold more than 150,000 copies and has been printed in French and Braille.
Picture Window Books published her fiction titles for ages 4-8: There Goes Turtle’s Hat and Rules of The Net.
She has written four books for the Gale-Cengage Monster Series, ages 9 and up.
Her young adult title, Football (Science Behind Sports, Lucent), was the 2013 Winner for Young Adult Book in the AZ-NM Book Awards.
Jennifer grew up in Texas and later moved with her husband to New Mexico, where they reared their son and daughter. Jennifer enjoys brainteasers, word and number games, reading and, most of all, writing.
Jennifer is a speaker and workshop presenter. She is the co-author of “Write a Marketable Children’s Book,” a not-so-typical how-to write guide from two of the experts in the industry.