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"WriterJenn" is the blog of Jennifer R. Hubbard. If you prefer to follow the content of this blog on Blogspot, go here.

My journal is about writing. And about life, experienced as a writer.

My most recent publication is a nonfiction book, LONER IN THE GARRET: A WRITER'S COMPANION, providing inspiration and encouragement for writers. Covering topics as varied as procrastination, the inner critic, fear, distractions, envy, rejection, joy, and playfulness, it charts the ups and downs of the writing life with honesty, gentle suggestions, and a dash of humor.

My latest young adult novel is UNTIL IT HURTS TO STOP (Viking/Penguin, September 2013): Just when Maggie starts believing she can outgrow her history as the local outcast, the girl who once bullied her returns to town.

I am also the author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE (Viking/Penguin, 2012): In the summer after his suicide attempt, sixteen-year-old Ryan struggles with guilty secrets and befriends a girl who’s visiting psychics to try to reach her dead father.

and THE SECRET YEAR (Viking/Penguin, 2010): After his secret girlfriend's death, seventeen-year-old Colt finds the notebook she left behind, but he is unprepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship.

I have also published short stories in a variety of print and online journals, including POCKETS, WILLOW REVIEW, NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, and FLASHQUAKE. More information about my work, including ordering info, is here.

Feel free to friend me or link to my blog if you're so inclined, or to drop by my website (http://www.jenniferhubbard.com) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/JennRHubbard/). Comments on this blog are welcome; anonymous comments are screened until I've had the chance to review them. My email is jennifer[at]jenniferhubbard[dot]com.

I am available for conferences, school and library presentations, and book-club visits. I'm on the Skype an Author network. I'm also a member of Kidlit Authors Club, a group of authors doing live local events in the PA/MD/DE/NJ area, and the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Authors Networks.

I retain rights to all material on this site written by me; I don't mind brief, in-context, attributed quotes in accordance with fair use. The flower photos on this site are copyright Jennifer Hubbard; all other photos on this site copyright John Rowen, used by permission, unless otherwise credited.

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