JENNIFER GRANT is the author of two books and is a regular contributor to Fullfill, Sojourners‘ God’s Politics blog and Christianity Today’s her.meneutics blog for women. She is currently at work on two projects: Disquiet Time and 12: A Daybook.
She has written a column and many health and parenting stories for the Chicago Tribune and, for more than a decade, wrote features, columns, restaurant reviews, and even - for a time - the police blotter (reporting on stolen garden gnomes, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other shenanigans) for Sun-Times Media papers.
Grant is a promiscuous reader who (usually) finishes what she starts, but is just as likely to be found reading Dinosaur Bob as Kate Chopin. She serves as a judge for the Christy awards. In 2012, she was a presenter (on the “tricky bits” of writing memoir) at Calvin College’s Festival of Faith and Writing.
Grant contributed to Always There: Reflections on God’s Presence for Moms (Revell, 2012) and Everyday Matters Bible for Women (Hendrickson, 2012).
Her work has also been published on britannica.com, adoption.com, momitforward.com, eatdinner.org, and in magazines including Chicago Parent, Christianity Today, Draft, MomSense, Conscious Choice, and Loyola Press' Seasons magazine. Grant was a founding member of Redbud Writers Guild and is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC).
Released in May 2012 from Worthy Publishing, her second book, MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family, was featured in Publishers Weekly and The Christian Science Monitor.
Jennifer’s memoir, Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter was published in August 2011 by Thomas Nelson publishers.
Jennifer is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and received her Masters degree in English literature with concentrations in fiction writing and critical theory (Go Derrida!) from Southern Methodist University. She lives with her husband, four children, and a wise and affectionate mutt named Shiloh outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Find her on Facebook, on Amazon, on Twitter @jennifercgrant, @momumentalbook, and @loveyoumorebook, and elsewhere online at www.jennifergrant.com and grantjennifer on Linked in.
Jennifer is represented by Christopher Ferebee.