copyright Meredith Zinner Photography

copyright Meredith Zinner Photography

Formerly an editorial director at Random House BFYR, I've written over 50 books for kids under my current name, Jen Arena, my maiden name, Jennifer Dussling, and under the pseudonym, Tennant Redbank, including fiction and nonfiction, licensed and original. My books have been published by Knopf, Roaring Brook, Scholastic, Kane Press, Grosset & Dunlap, DK, Two Lions, Bearport Publishing, and Little Brown and translated into French, Spanish, Korean, and Arabic.

When I'm not writing or editing, you can find me in my garden, curled up with a good book, on a volleyball court, or at my local bookstore.

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