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

Name: Julia Murray Grade: Junior in college Julia Murray is a dynamo.  She is a student ambassador at her South Carolina college, maintains her spot on...

Beyonce, Jennifer Garner, and Jane Lynch are doing it, and now Germ is doing it too.  We're pledging to Ban Bossy. Leanin.Org and Girls Scouts...

When I was little, my grandmother would buy me endless numbers of Barbies.  I would come home with armloads of Barbies, each one blonde...

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” — Frank Capra   Last year, I wrote my seventh book, American Blonde. I had originally handed the...

In honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday, we thought we'd share part of a lovely piece written by brilliant author, illustrator, and designer Maira Kalman....

My hair stylist, Allie Paronelli, is a rock star.  Okay, maybe not an actual rock star, but she comes really, really close.  She's sought...

In 1968, a young girl wrote a letter to Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock, asking for advice. She said her mom was black, her...

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” — Isaac Newton I am a southern girl at heart. I was raised...

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There's something about this little music video (featuring the song "Big Day," by Norwegian electronica artist Torgny)  that captures the hopeful-sad exhilaration and melancholy of saying...

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When I was in third grade, I lived in Maryland, where I was one of the only white girls in my elementary school.  For...