Jennifer Niven

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Although her dream job is International Rock Star Detective, Jennifer Niven writes books. She is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Germ, which was born out of her first YA novel (and eighth book), ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES (Knopf ’15). She reads as much and as often as she can, hates naps, cold weather, and onions, but loves most everything else, including palm trees, movie popcorn, lip gloss, and boys with guitars. Follow her on twitter, Facebook, tumblr, pinterest, and her very own website, or email her at jennifer@germmagazine.com

Yesterday -- in one day alone -- I received 121 messages from readers who wrote to let me know that All the Bright Places...

Names are important. Some characters are easier to name than others, and that was definitely true of Theodore Finch and Violet Markey, my two...

As I’m writing this next book (and any book), there are several things essential to my creative welfare. In no particular order, they are: 1) Daily...

Katherine Mansfield once said, “Looking back, I was always writing. Twaddle it was, too. But far better to write twaddle or anything, anything, than...

Germ will be making its big-screen debut in the movie adaptation of All the Bright Places, the novel where Germ originated.  In the book,...

Growing up, one of my favorite writers was Ray Bradbury. He was the primary influence on my teenage writing. He taught me the importance...

We're buzzing about Miss Idaho, who not only captured the crown at the recent Miss Idaho pageant, she captured our attention by wearing an...

There are certain rules to texting. Don't threaten, don't bully, and don't send naked selfies to your father. This week, twenty-three-year-old Nyjah Cousar went from...

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Before he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, Kieran Maxwell wanted to be a police officer.  That was in 2011. ...

When I lived in Atlanta a few years ago, I was lucky enough to adopt two amazing kittens from an organization called Furkids, which...