Get to Know… Jody Jensen Shaffer!

My name is… Jody, which I’ve always liked. It’s nice to like your name. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

I am a… grown up small-town girl with big dreams. Also, I prefer land to water, prairie to beach. Home, home on the range…

As a kid, I was… funny, active, creative, an animal-lover, a good reader, fiercely loyal to family, and afraid of tornadoes.

Writing is… sooo much fun!

Reading is… an escape.

Books are… amazing glimpses into the minds of their creators.

Did you know… I love musicals and plays? I’m a big baseball fan? I played trumpet through high school? I play piano? I walk a lot? I love dogs? I don’t give up? I’m not a fan of jazz? My wardrobe is mostly t-shirts from my kids’ activities? My faith and family are the most important things in my life?

You can find me… on Twitter @jodywrites4kids or on my website at There’s my name again! I still like it.

. . .

Don’t miss Jody’s newest book! It’s a Field Trip, Busy Bus! — the follow-up to her and illustrator Claire Messer’s It’s Your First Day of School, Busy Bus! — hits shelves on September 3rd!

Screen Shot 2019-08-15 at 9.24.40 AM.png

4 thoughts on “Get to Know… Jody Jensen Shaffer!

Leave a Reply to Jody Jensen Shaffer Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s