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Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.

Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (the study of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She was awarded a Fulbright to do post-graduate work at Cambridge, and then returned to the states, where she is hard at work on her PhD.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy
   Every Other Day (2011)
   Nobody (2013)
     aka At First Sight
   The Lovely and the Lost (2019)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes recommends
Every Single Lie (2021)
Rachel Vincent
"Raw, real, and utterly gripping, Every Single Lie is part page-turning mystery, part heart-rending character study. A staggering portrait of family trauma and resilience in small-town America."
The Red Palace (2022)
June Hur
"Compulsively readable and utterly unique, The Red Palace is a must-read murder mystery steeped in royal intrigue."
Silver in the Bone (2023)
(Silver in the Bone, book 1)
Alexandra Bracken
"Nail-biting, gut-wrenching, action-packed, and devastatingly romantic, Silver in the Bone is absolutely legendary."

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