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Jen Klein

Biography

Jen Klein

A transplant from North Carolina, Jen Klein kept a little of her Appalachian accent, a lot of her Appalachian manners and undying gratitude for the Appalachian State University professor who made her believe she was a writer.

Jen’s first produced episode of television was for “Totally Spies,” which she wrote with her then-and-still-sometimes-writing-partner, Michael Stokes.  In a bizarre twist of fate that no one could have predicted, Michael is now Jen’s uncle.  Jen takes full credit for his marriage to her Aunt Sally.

"Totally Spies" was followed by many others, including “Bratz,” “Dinosaur Train,” “Pet Alien,” “Word World,” “I Got A Rocket” and “Danger Rangers.” Jen was also contracted by Walt Disney Television Animation to write the pilot for “Kingdom Hearts.”  And, although Jen was Emmy-nominated for her work on “Toddworld” for Discovery Kids, nothing compares to the time she spent at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch, writing for “Clone Wars.”  It’s a geeky girl’s dream come true.

More recently, Jen dove into her first novel and found that she loves it.  She is very excited about moving more seriously into the book world, specifically to be writing YA series (both realistic and with a paranormal edge) with an eye toward their adaptation to film and television.

In her spare time, Jen has been known to write logic puzzles for PennyPress Publications.  She is an active member of Writers Guild of America, west. Jen is represented by Lisa Gallagher of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.  She is managed by Matt Horwitz and James Engle at Echo Lake Entertainment.  In May of 2013, she followed her screenwriting agent Rina Brannen to the Rothman Brecher Agency.

Books by Jen Klein

by Jen Klein - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Lark is the queen of breakups. When she ends things with a boy, there are never any hard feelings. And that's exactly how Lark likes it. What's the point in hurting people? Or getting hurt? Her best friends, Cooper and Katie, think Lark's dating pattern is tragic. How can she know what love is if she refuses to take risks? They dare her to finally have a bad breakup, one that matters. To appease her friends, Lark selects "Undateable" Ardy Tate as her target. He's a mysterious challenge and completely different from any guy she's ever dated. Can she win him over? Will she break his heart? Or will the Queen of Breakups have her heart broken?

by Jen Klein - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Rainie doesn’t have a “passion” like her friends do. She’s more of a dabbler --- quick to give up and move on. But as graduation approaches, she wishes she had more direction. So when gorgeous Tuck gives a monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she’s been feeling lately, it’s a sign! Tuck is her passion. How could she not have seen it before? Rainie convinces her ex-BFF to let her work at the same summer job as Tuck. She’s got a foolproof plan to date him. But when she arrives, Rainie discovers things aren't that simple.

by Jen Klein - Dating, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 13+

June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other. Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises and hearts get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it.

by Jen Klein - Paranormal Mystery, Youth Fiction

Jillian Cade doesn’t believe in the paranormal, unlike her famous father, a professor and expert on the occult. Ever since he abandoned her to travel the world for “research,” she’s milked his reputation --- and all the suckers who believe in the stuff --- by taking over his private investigation firm. After all, a high school junior has to take care of herself, especially when she’s on her own.