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A Quick Bio:

Hi fellow potential mentees for PitchWars! I’m Jenn Brisendine, mom of two boys and a full-time lit/language arts teacher.

I love novels with theme ideas of resilience and renewal, and those are the driving forces behind my middle grade manuscripts. I currently have a fantasy/time travel out to agents and a mystery/historical in Pitchwars.

I earned a Master’s Degree in Writing Popular Fiction years ago from Seton Hill University and it was the best thing I could’ve done — learned so much about publishing and marketing as well as plotting, characterization, and other craft subjects.

This blog contains reviews on my favorite books on writing, as well as great MG reads that I love and teach. I’ll putting some of my original teaching material on here to share for free, so please spread the word!

For example, here’s my free study guide for Jewell Parker Rhodes’ excellent novel Ninth Ward, great for classroom or homeschool use – please feel free to share with a teacher you know:

Ninth Ward Study Guide

Thanks and good luck to everyone!

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