Jennifer Lynn Barnes began writing for teens when she was still a teenager herself, completing her first published novel at age 19.
During this Hear & Now author event, the Oklahoma native will answer questions and discuss her popular books, the ideas and research for which often come from aspects of her own life. For example, her PhD in developmental psychology came in handy when writing a series about an FBI think-tank that uses gifted teens to profile and catch serial killers (the Naturals). High school experiences led to the development of the Fixer series, in which a 16-year-old cleans up problems for privileged teenagers at an elite high school.
Although best-known for penning series, she has also written the standalone novels Nobody and Every Other Day. Barnes currently splits her time between writing and teaching-- she is a psychology professor at the University of Oklahoma.
$15 adults, including a 6pm reception*
$10 teens and members of the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries, Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and McConnell Arts Center (reception included)
Tickets are available at the McConnell Arts Center, by phone at 614-431-0329 and online. In order to receive their discount, Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries members must use a special code when purchasing tickets; call 614-807-2605.
*Be part of the in crowd! At 6pm, meet the author at an exclusive reception.
In addition to Worthington Libraries, Hear & Now sponsors include the McConnell Arts Center and Holiday Inn.