Jennifer Killick

Jennifer Killick

Jennifer Killick

Jennifer has always loved stories. Growing up, she kept so many books hidden in her bed for reading after lights out that there was barely room for her! She also loved writing stories – her first being a tale about a baby bird called Snowy, who hurt her leg and had to hop her way to safety.

Jennifer started thinking seriously about being a writer when she was in secondary school but didn’t do anything about it because she didn’t really believe it was possible. The thought of seeing a book in the shops with her name on it seemed too amazing to ever be a reality. She was afraid that she’d fail, so she didn’t risk trying– and that is definitely the worst reason in the world!

Having her first son was the kick in the bottom she needed. Suddenly she had someone depending on and looking up to her, and it made her want to do better. Once she started school she applied for a Creative Writing MA at Brunel University, intending to write grown up novels full of tragedy and despair. But then she got the idea for The Really Big Stink and from then on, writing for children was all she wanted to do.

Jennifer lives in London, in a house full of children, animals and Pokemon. When she’s not busy mothering or step-mothering (which isn’t often) she loves to read, write and run as fast as she can. Her favourite things are books, trees and fluffy slippers, and her favourite place in the world is her home where she can sit at the end of her garden, by the river, with tea and cake, coming up with story. 

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Our chat with Jennifer…

Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury

Catching the school’s runaway guinea pigs is not really giving Alex job satisfaction, but how can he find a bigger test for his and Jess’s awkward superpowers? Jess is more worried about the bullied new boy, whose Mum runs the local animal sanctuary. To befriend him she gets a voluntary job there, but she soon realises that something is very wrong; the animals are terrified. People start reporting strange events: things missing, property destroyed, and the local squirrels have turned mean. The police have no suspects. It looks more and more like a job for Agent Alex...

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