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Hello!  Welcome to my author website.

I am thrilled that you are here! My name is Jennifer Conklin and I am an award-winning, independently published author. My debut novel, Pretend, is a YA contemporary romance. It's about a girl running from her past only to find her future, available in both paperback and kindle version. It is available NOW on Amazon. I also developed a children’s book series called The Adventures Above, which is about a little girl and her dinosaur best friend. There are three stories currently, with the possibility of more. The first book, She Who Walks Above The Trees, is available NOW on Amazon! The next book in the series, She Who Swims Above The Seas, is due out in July 2024! 


This Spring of 2024, Pretend took First Place in the Young Adult-Romance Category and She Who Walks Above The Trees took First Place in the Children's Picture Book Category, in The BookFest Book Awards. 

Also, Pretend won the entire YA category in both LA and London Book festivals! She Who Walks Above The Trees, took honorable mention in the Children's book category at both festivals. 

Jennifer Conklin + Josie

In addition to being an author, I am also a special education teacher. I have been teaching littles for many years, and although it can be a challenging career, it is also rewarding. To watch their faces light up when they accomplish their goals makes me beam with pride. Each and every student is unique, amazing, and will always hold a little piece of my heart.  

As you can already guess, I love to write! I also love stories in any format; books, TV shows & movies. I am young at heart and have always loved a good love story!! I live in New York with my husband, our younger son, who recently graduated from college, and two sweet dogs. Our older son and his wife live nearby which makes me a very happy momma :)


Thank you for coming to my author website, and I hope you enjoy my debut novel Pretend and my debut children's book, She Who Walks Above The Trees. Also, check out my second children's book, She Who Swims Above The Seas, due out in July 2024. Check out my blog by clicking the tab at the top to see how I started my writing journey and why my newsletter is named Happy DETours!

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Happy DETours,


Jennifer Conklin + Jesse
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