People often ask me if I always wanted to be a writer. The answer is no. First, I wanted to be a dancer. Then a choreographer. Then a Broadway performer. Then a career counselor. Then a Spanish translator. Then I’m pretty sure I started that loop all over again. But somewhere along the way, I started writing kids’ plays, which turned into writing kids’ books, which turned into writing kids’ TV shows, and after a while, I thought – this writing thing is really working for me. And I haven’t stopped since. That’s all you really need to know but if you want all of the professional-sounding stuff please read on!
Jennifer Hamburg is a two time Emmy-winning children’s television writer who has written for hit shows such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why!, Vampirina and Cyberchase. Her picture books include A Moose That Says Moo, Monkey and Duck Quack Up!, and Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo. The third book in her middle grade series Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power was just released.
Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Columbia University’s Teachers College, where she studied children’s creative and cognitive development. She is a native New Yorker who grew up in Houston, then moved back to New York, and now lives in Houston again with her family. She’ll be here until further notice.