The Otherworldlies
June 1, 2008
Available: June 17, 2008
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Jennifer Anne Kogler

Jennifer Anne Kogler, 23, lives in Orange County, California, where she was born and raised. She's wanted to be a writer since she was old enough to hold a pencil. When the first stories she wrote as a youngster became too long, she solved the problem by simply killing off all her characters, a technique she improved upon in her later work.

While a student at Princeton University, Jennie spent a semester studying in London, finding time between classes to travel through most of Europe (including an almost fatal boat ride to Inishmore off the coast of Ireland). After graduating cum laude with a B.A. in English and delivering a graduation speech with her twin brother Jeremy, she returned home, determined to fulfill her career dream of becoming a fulltime writer.

Taking up residence in her old bedroom she revised the novel that she'd written as her senior thesis at Princeton. She got a job in a local restaurant and realized that her life had become a fully-realized cliché: The waitress/would-be writer. By the end of the summer following graduation Jennie sent her revised manuscript, Ruby Tuesday, off to literary agencies. Within days, she received a phone call from Trident Media Group, offering to represent her and two months later, she had a two-book deal with HarperCollins.

Jennie has one sister and six brothers, is a longtime fan of the L.A. Dodgers, and enjoys participating in the annual Kogler Family Christmas low-stakes poker tournament. She is currently at work on her second novel.

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