Liberty, MO, 64068
Jody Jensen Shaffer is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW (Henry Holt, 2017), Missouri’s pick for the 2017 National Book Festival, THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED (Simon & Schuster, 2016), and several forthcoming titles, including A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK (Nancy Paulsen/Penguin, 2018) and IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS! (Beach Lane, 2018). Jody’s poetry has been published in great children’s magazines like Highlights, Ladybug, and Clubhouse Jr. Jody lives with her husband and kids in Liberty, Missouri, and is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When she’s not writing, Jody can be found watching baseball or walking her rescue dog, Sophie. Visit Jody at jodyjensenshaffer.com or on Twitter @jodywrites4kids.