Jordan Sonnenblick

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Jordan Sonnenblick
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Jordan Sonnenblick at a book signing in Eldersburg, Maryland
Born (1969-07-04) July 4, 1969 (age 47)
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Occupation Author
Genre Young Adult Literature

Jordan Sonnenblick (born July 4, 1969) is an American writer of young adult fiction. He is a graduate of New York City's Stuyvesant High School (1987), and of the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Sonnenblick was born on July 4, 1969, at the army base in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He grew up in Staten Island, New York. He married his wife in 1991, after graduating from college, and they moved to Pennsylvania. He now resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with his wife and children.[1] As a result, he frequently visits schools in that area to talk about his books.[citation needed]


Sonnenblick taught 8th grade English at Phillipsburg Middle School in New Jersey for eleven years before he decided to start writing books, debuting with the novel Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie. The inspiration for his debut novel is the cancer-stricken brother of one of his students.[2] He has always wanted to be an author and also plays the guitar and drums.



  1. ^ a b "Biography – Jordan Sonnenblick". Scholastic Inc. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bio". Official website. Jordan Sonnenblick. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 

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