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Jennifer J. Stewart

Jennifer J. Stewart, writer. Nominee Arizona Young Grand Canyon Reader award, 2007, Connecticut Nutmeg Book award, 2009; recipient Short Fiction award, Society Southwestern Authors, 1991, 1992, Picture Book award, Southwest Writers Workshop, 2001, Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book award, 2008. Member of Society Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Authors Guild, Make Way for Books (president, board directors since 1998).

Background

  • Stewart, Jennifer J. Daughter of Edgar William Jenkins and Beverly Fern Waggoner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wellesley College, 1982. Master of Business Administration, University Utah, 1984.

    Career

    • Speaker in schools about writing. Presenter writing workshops for adults who wish to write children's books.

    Works

    • Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind
    • "Think of it as an adventure," twelve-year-old Annie Ferris's father tells her when he announces that the family will be spending the next two months in Nepal on a medical mission.

    Membership

    Member of Society Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Authors Guild, Make Way for Books (president, board directors since 1998).

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, reading, hiking, genealogy.

    Connections

    • Married Bruce Edwin Stewart, May 28, 1983. Children: Miranda Elizabeth, Robin Marjorie, Amy Caroline.
    • father: Edgar William Jenkins
    • mother: Beverly Fern Waggoner
    • spouse: Bruce Edwin Stewart
    • children: Miranda Elizabeth Stewart
    • Robin Marjorie Stewart
    • Amy Caroline Stewart
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    Ethnicity:
    • 1982
      Wellesley College
    • 1984
      University Utah