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.