Jennifer Anne Kogler

Author of The Otherworldies, Ruby Tuesday and other books

 
 
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About the Author

Jennifer Anne Kogler was born and raised in California and currently lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter. She graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. Her first novel, Ruby Tuesday began as her senior thesis in college. Her second novel, The Otherworldlies, was a 2011 Truman Award Nominee. Jennie’s latest two books are The Siren's Cry, a sequel to The Otherworldlies, and The Death Catchers.

Jennie has appeared in front of a wide range of audiences. She delivered a college graduation speech with her twin brother Jeremy (which she assumes provided a convenient bathroom break for the audience before Jerry Seinfeld took the podium), and has spoken at school cafeterias across the country, as well as at the Library of Congress.

She is a graduate of Stanford Law School and has worked as an intern for the Late Show with David Letterman, a clumsy waitress, and an extern for the U.S. Department of Justice. Jennie is a longtime fan of the L.A. Dodgers, which as it turns out, was a great thing to be in the 1980s and not so much since then. She remains hopeful.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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Books

 
 Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

 The Otherworldlies

The Otherworldlies

 The Siren's Cry

The Siren's Cry

 The Death Catchers

The Death Catchers

 
 
 
 
 

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Praise

About Jennie's Books

 

"Irresistibly readable and wonderfully funny. This is a most impressive debut."
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates on Ruby Tuesday

"The Sweet's are a family who put the 'fun' in dysfunctional...amid the murder and mayhem, Ruby is an endearing narrator, more mature than the adults whom she so wryly observes around her."
Library School Journal's Connie Terrell Burns on Ruby Tuesday

"Kogler’s intelligence and imagination are standouts in the YA field...Fern's dilemma of identity, her intelligence, her loyalty to her human family, and her remarkable relationship with her twin brother will challenge YA readers of any age."
KLIATT's Claire Rosser on The Otherworldlies

"Brimming with action and colorful characters, The Otherworldlies brings you a gutsy heroine... You’ve never seen vampires like this before.”
Laura Ruby, author of The Chaos King

 

"A creative mix of Arthurian legend, romance, and fantasy...Characters are richly developed, particularly Lizzy and her grandmother, and the plot’s pacing is pitch-perfect.”
Booklist on The Death Catchers

"...[A]n effective blend of elegant myth making and genial, homey storytelling."
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on The Death Catchers

 

About Jennie's Appearances

 

“Our students were totally enthralled… believe it or not, she talks in the most interesting way about the importance of citing sources. Because she is sharp, has a great sense of humor, and thinks on her feet, she fielded questions with the greatest of ease. She is a librarian’s dream author visit.”
Library Media Specialist, Cupertino, CA

“We’ve had several very successful author visits, and yet some students concluded that Jennifer’s was the best yet. One teacher shared his pleasure with her presentation and said, ‘Whatever it is, Jennifer’s got it. That special quality that just makes some people shine.’ I couldn’t have said it better myself.”
Library Media Specialist, Monmouth Junction, NJ

"Jennifer Kogler...brings a voice that fits the young adult audience perfectly. She grabs their attention and never lets go! Students jockey to get their hands on her book, knowing that the wait will be worth it.”
Library Resource Center Director, Lisle, IL

 
 
 
 
 

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Reader's Guides

 
 

The Official Reader's Guide for
The Otherworldlies

The Official Reader's Guide for
The Death Catchers

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Contact Jennie