Jennifer grew up and lived in Columbia, Missouri for much of her life until moving recently to Denver, Colorado. For twenty years she owned a photography studio and was never far from a camera. Writing became a passion a decade ago when Jennifer started writing for local magazines professionally, while quietly writing children's poetry and stories. Ever a fan of Walt Disney, Shel Silverstein, and Jim Henson, creating characters and storylines that make kids smile is a great joy for her. Jennifer is proud of her daughter Meara, and is grateful to her wobbly dog Parker and his predecessors for not letting her sleep in too late. And she's still taking photographs around every corner, but these days they are usually of the many and beautiful animals on the planet.