Jennifer Mook-Sang - Author
Jennifer Mook-Sang was born in Guyana near the shores of the Berbice River, where pirates may have sailed long ago. Treasure for her was a stack of storybooks and an even taller pile of comic books. She moved to Canada when she was fourteen, earned two degrees in psychology and enjoyed working with children for many years. Jennifer rediscovered the wondrous world of children's books as an adult. Reading picture books to her two sons, Matt and Ben, inspired her to begin her journey to becoming a writer.
Speechless was Jennifer's first publication. A middle-grade novel, it has many more pages than a picture book, but is full of the surprises and laughs that she loves. Speechless has been short-listed for many awards, and recommended by the Ontario Library Association, the Canadian Children's Book Centre, the CBC and the TD Summer Reading Club.
Captain Monty was one of the first stories Jennifer ever wrote; but it languished like buried treasure in a box until she found just the right ending. She shipped it off to a writing contest and “blow me down” the story was a finalist. It sailed on to become Captain Monty Takes the Plunge.
Jennifer loves to visit schools and libraries to talk about the three aRRRs - Reading, wRiting and (her favorite) Revision. She lives in Burlington, Ontario. You can find out more about her at jennifermooksang.com.