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I am a native North Dakotan, a professor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a YA writer. My first book, The Predicteds, is due out from Sourcebooks Fire in September. I'm represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group. When I'm not writing or teaching writing, I'm an avid reader and an enthusiastic listener of podcasts (especially podcasts about books). I'm a fan of taking long walks on sunny days, browsing through the library on Saturday afternoons, and watching embarrassingly bad TV at any time. My favorite color is lunch.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's That Time Again...

I'm pretty excited for the first day of school. It's my favorite day of the whole year. I'm happily sharpening pencils and buying new notebooks.

In anticipation for all the school reading that will occupy me come fall, I need to relax this week and read a great book that features school. Any suggestions? What's a good book that's either set at a boarding school or features school as a significant setting? Ideas?

I'm looking forward to making a list with my fresh pencils and new notebooks!


  1. Love new school supplies! And, I'm blanking right now, so the only one I'm thinking of is The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney. Ack, sorry. Hope your school year is awesome! :)

  2. Good call, Jenn. That's been on my list for a while now. I'm heading to my local bookstore immediately. Thanks! :)

  3. Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series is set at a boarding school--a boarding school for spies in training! It's definitely a great twist on the whole private school book setting.

    Also, I’m a new follower— wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

  4. YUP....Still waiting for a new post! You may have to hire a fan to do your posts..(heehee--me!) :0