About Jenny Mason

In brief, I am a writer. Specifically, a nonfictionist. Additionally, a work for hire writer and editor. Yeah, that’s right. A freelancer. Or, as I prefer to be called, a word-wielding warrior! An ink-slinging samurai.

I write daily, diligently, ritualistically, passionately, and preferably for children and young adults.

I have authored over 20 STEM books for young readers. My inquisitive and funny nonfiction articles have appeared in Mountain FlyerCobblestone, and Muse magazines.

I received an M.F.A. from the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I actively seek ways in which to unleash my talents on the world’s most imaginative and sophisticated readers: kids!

I perform and produce the unsolvable mystery featured on the Blister and Muck Podcast (which Apple Podcasts lists among its top 200 audio dramas for kids).

What else should you know about me? I once lived in the side of a gingerbread mountain in southern Colorado. I have a nidan (2nd-degree black belt) rank in aikido. Besides learning self-defense, bokkendo, and jodo, the precision, I cultivate self-refinement and harmony which impact my writing.

Previously, I lived in Ireland, on the breadcrumb shores of Sandycove, just twenty minutes south of Dublin. While there, I received my M.Phil. in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Basically, I worked like a mad chemist and mixed Charlotte Brontë, Raymond Chandler, and James S. A. Corey into my dissertation.

I received B.A.’s in English (creative writing) and History from the University of New Mexico. Actually, I grew up in the New Mexico boot heel, among creosote and coyotes — an upbringing that made me much like the landscape: durable, timeless, and wild!

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