J. J. Howard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
J.J. Howard
Occupation Writer, teacher
Nationality American
Alma mater Dickinson College (BA), Tiffin University (MH)
Genre Young adult fiction
Notable works That Time I Joined the Circus
Website
www.jjhowardbooks.com

J.J. Howard is an American author of young adult fiction. Her debut novel, That Time I Joined the Circus, was published by Scholastic Point in April, 2013.[1] Her second novel, Tracers, was published by Putnam in 2015. The film Tracers starring Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame was released in February of that year. Her third novel, Sit, Stay Love, is her first middle grade and will release in January 2016 from Scholastic. Sit, Stay, Love is a part of the Wish series.

Biography[edit]

J.J. was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, and attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she earned her BA in English. She moved to Florida in 1998, and continued her teaching career. J.J. teaches Advanced Placement (AP) and ninth grade English at a small private school Lake Mary Prep. She cites her students as both inspiration and influence.[2] She is currently working on several new young adult novels.[3] In 2010, J.J. earned her MH from Tiffin University. Her debut novel began as an assignment for a course on Novel Writing, and she wrote the first draft as part of National Novel Writing Month in 2009.[4][5]

Works[edit]

Reception[edit]

Publisher's Weekly said of That Time I Joined the Circus, "Howard's well-paced debut is a contemporary twist on the old-fashioned notion of running away from home to join a circus."[6] Kirkus recommends the book, saying: "For any reader who ever has felt like running away to join the circus."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J.J. Howard Books - About". Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ Abdelqader, Hebah (7 April 2013). "Author Interview: J.J. Howard". Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  3. ^ Abdelqader, Hebah (7 April 2013). "Author Interview: J.J. Howard". Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Hypable Author Interview: J.J. Howard". Hypable. 1 April 2013.
  5. ^ Abdelqader, Hebah (7 April 2013). "Author Interview: J.J. Howard". Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ "That Time I Joined the Circus". Publisher's Weekly. 18 February 2013.
  7. ^ "That Time I Joined the Circus". Kirkus Reviews. 13 February 2013.

External links[edit]