Jennifer Nielsen was born and raised in northern Utah where she still lives today with her family, a dog that won’t play fetch, and a cat that hallucinates. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains. For as far back as Jennifer can remember, she has shared her brain with imaginary characters. She figures it’s okay if she talks to them as she’s working on her stories, as long as they don’t start talking back. Jennifer began writing in elementary school. Her first attempt at a full-length story was in 6th grade when she wrote about a girl who becomes trapped in her daydreams and that world becomes real. Not a bad idea, you say? Wrong. It was pretty awful, but Jennifer liked it at the time. She even called a locksmith to do research on how to pick locks. When he found out she was only 11, he ended the call and the story got set aside, unfinished. She attempted different writing genres, but best loves historical fiction stories.
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