A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, Jennifer Swanson’s lifelong interest in books led her to become a children’s author. Her award-winning books about Penny and Rio the dynamic canine detectives, have delighted children across the country.
Both books have been awarded the prestigiousMom’s Choice Award for juvenile fiction and The Dove Foundation’s Family Approved Seal. Both awards indicate an excellence in family-friendly media.
Penny and Rio have gone international! You will soon be able to read the Thai version of both Penny and Rio books. In addition, Penny and Rio will be introduced to the French market in spring 2010.
Jennifer has her Masters of Education in K-8 science and is a graduate of three courses from the Institute of Children’s Literature. She is an active member of SCBWI and also a member of the Florida Writer’s Association. Currently, she employed as a science instructor for JohnsHopkinsUniversity’s Center for Talented Youth.