Meet the faculty of the 2018 Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference. We’ve asked all our faculty members to answer 4 quick questions so we can get to know them better.
Jennifer Ziegler, Author
Jennifer Ziegler is the author of the Brewster Triplet Series for Scholastic — Revenge of the Flower Girls, Revenge of the Angels, Revenge of the Happy Campers, and the upcoming Revenge of the Teacher’s Pets — as well as the young adult novels How Not to Be Popular, Sass & Serendipity, and Alpha Dog. Her books have been featured on the Lone Star List, the International Reading Association’s Young Adults Choice List, recommended on NPR’s “Tell Me More,” and optioned for film and stage. Visit her at jenniferziegler.net.
What attracted you to children’s books?
Their heart. Children’s books focus on the basic, beautiful truths about ourselves and our world.
What’s the best part of your job?
Meeting intriguing people — both real and fictional.
What’s the most challenging part of your job?
Sometimes it’s difficult existing in two realms — real life and the world you are creating. It can be exhausting and demanding and, let’s face it, make you weird.
What’s the best piece of advice you were given that helped drive your career?
You don’t need to sit down and write for long periods of time in order to progress on a project. Sometimes a less overwhelming goal — such as a page a day — can help keep you focused.
Come see Jennifer at the 2018 Austin SCBWI conference, April 28-29, 2018