About Jennifer

I can be reached at info at jenniferlawler dot com. I have disabled comments on my blog because I would rather not spend my precious life moderating them but feel free to send me an email.

I’m the author or coauthor of more than forty nonfiction books and novels. My favorite novel is always the one I’m working on now. But A Certain Kind of Magic is the first novel I wrote where I finally felt like I knew what I was doing. The Wanderer is my most ambitious and probably the closest to my heart.

My most popular nonfiction work is the award-winning Dojo WisdomMy favorite is The Improbable Adventures of a Middle-Aged Woman. See my Books list for more information.

My books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Penguin Putnam, Thomas & Mercer, and Montlake Romance, among others.

My essays have appeared in Family Circle, Minnesota Monthly, Neurology Now, and several Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. My most famous essay is “For Jessica,” about which I’ve written more below.

I work as a book development editor and teach editors how to edit through classes offered by Club Ed (a business for editors that I established), as well as by private arrangement.

About Jessica
Jessica is my young adult daughter, born with a devastating neurological condition called tuberous sclerosis that has caused what I call enormous destruction in her life, body, and brain, and which she mostly shrugs off as “my life’s adventure, different from yours.” This is because she is a great deal wiser than I am.

When people say, “I read your story,” I never ask “Which story?” because I always know this is the one they mean:

“For Jessica”

Thank you—all of you—for your warm thoughts, wishes, and prayers.