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Jennifer Lane

  • Children's And Young Adult Fiction, 2018
Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Lane graduated from her MA Writing for Children in 2012 and has never stopped writing. She is a freelance magazine writer specialising in children’s and nature writing, with her work being featured in a wide and varied selection of publications including Vogue, The Week Junior and CBeebies Magazine. Her YA novella Break was published by Badger Learning in 2017.

Born and bred in Rainhill, close to St Helens, Merseyside, she went on to study English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of Central Lancashire before deciding to specialise in her Master’s programme. She has since worked as a librarian, a copywriter and a magazine editor; however she took a small break from writing to pursue a career in nature conservation with the RSPB.

She has always known she wanted to write for children and her ambition is to write books that young people really connect with, with a particular focus on mental-health awareness. Jennifer lives in Manchester where she works in Communications and lives with her partner and calico cat. She is a keen animal-rights advocate, hiker and birdwatcher.

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