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.

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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!

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