J.J. Howard

J.J. Howard

J. J. Howard lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, mostly because her feet were always too cold when she lived up north. The beach, books, TV, music, coffee, and her mini-dachshund Willow top her list of favorite things. J.J. graduated with a BA in English from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She was going to teach for a littlewhile after college, but she accidentally liked it and now teaches English at Palm Beach Day Academy. Some of her favorite things to teach include the sword-fighting scene at the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, poetry, and of course YA Lit.

Her debut YA That Time I Joined the Circus tells the story of Lexi, who accidentally joins the circus (and falls in love) while searching for her missing mother. Her second YA,Tracers, follows Cam, a NYC bike messenger as he meets a beautiful stranger named Nikki who pulls him into the world of parkour. Her debut middle grade, Sit, Stay, Lovetells the story of a girl named Cecilia and one very cute pug named Potato. A follow-up Wish book, Pugs and Kisses, is coming in January 2018. Visit her and trade playlists at jjhowardbooks.com.

Devin Ross