Jennifer J. Stewart

Seriously funny books for children

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A long list of publications

Besides books for children, Jennifer J. Stewart has written poetry, short stories, articles, and even letters to the editor! If you want to see a long list of articles written about her, click here. If you want to learn about commissioning a freelance project, click here instead.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona (board book edition), Sterling, 2018.

Justin Trudeau, (written as J. J. Stewart), juvenile nonfiction, Focus Readers, 2018.

Grand Canyon National Park, (written as J. J. Stewart), juvenile nonfiction, ABDO Core Library, 2016.

The Girl Who Has Everything, middle grade novel as e-book for Nook, 2016.

The Girl Who Has Everything, middle grade novel as e-book for Smashwords, 2016.

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast!, middle grade novel in paperback, Hummingbird Press, 2016.

Dear Gym, personal essay, Revolvist, February, 2015.

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! (audio book narrated by Miranda Stewart), Hummingbird Press, 2014.

The Girl Who Has Everything (audio book narrated by Miranda Stewart), Hummingbird Press, 2014.

The Girl Who Has Everything (middle grade novel in paperback), Hummingbird Press, 2013.

The Importance of Writer Friends, personal essay, Janni Lee Simner's Writing for the Long Haul series, 2013.

The Girl Who Has Everything (Kindle e-book), 2013.

Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind (middle grade novel in paperback), Hummingbird Press, 2013.

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! (Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords e-book), 2012.

Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind (Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords e-book), 2012.

Dear Teen Me, personal essay, DearTeenMe.com, February 14, 2011.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona (picture book in hardcover), Sterling, 2010.

"Save the Librarians," letter to the editor, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ, February 11, 2008

Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind (middle grade novel in paperback), Holiday House, 2008.

"How to Get an Agent for Children's Books," article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, December, 2007/January, 2008.

Make the Most of Your Conference Experience," article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, June/July, 2007.

"El Tour Memories: A First-Time Rider Looks Back at Her Inaugural Ride," article, Tail Winds, Tucson, AZ, August/September, 2006.

"Children's Book Authors: Learn How To Promote Children's Book Week, Your Books, and Yourselves," article, The Children's Book Council, CBC Magazine, July, 2006.

"Eleven Serious Tips from a Funny Writer," article, SCBWI Arizona's The Journey e-zine, Winter, 2006.

"Even in remodel, Kirk-Bear library is anchor," East Voices column, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, AZ, May 19, 2005.

"Writing: Think of It as an Adventure!" article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March 2005.

"Laramie Project a unique theatrical experience," News Talk column, Arizona Daily Star, November 30, 2004.

Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind (middle grade novel in hardcover), Holiday House, October, 2004.

"Buy Books And Feel Good About It," article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March 2004.

"Dawn Dixon Gets Real," article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, November/December 2002.

The Bean King's Daughter (middle grade novel in hardcover), Holiday House, April 2002.

“Wrangling with Writing for Children,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March 2002.

“Vicki Lewis Thompson Romances SSA,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, August/September 2001.

“Becoming a Novelist: Staircase of a Thousand Steps,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, June/July 2001.

“How to Interview & Not Lose Your Mind,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May 2001.

“Where Meg Files Dreams From,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May 2001.

“Meg Files’s Secrets of Writing,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March 2001.

“Nancy Mairs Unvarnished,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March 2001.

“Holiday Meeting Full of Cheer,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, December 2000/January 2001.

“Speaking for Profit,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, December 2000/January 2001.

“Sold On Selling Your Story,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, December 2000/January 2001.

“Aiming for the Perfect Pitch,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, October/November, 2000.

“William Pitt Root on Lasting Poetry,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, October/November, 2000.

“Back to School” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, October/November, 2000.

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! (Trade paperback), Scholastic, October, 2000.

“How Elizabeth Gunn Spent Her Summer,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, August/September, 2000.

“Writing Unlimited With Jane,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, August/September, 2000.

“And the Winners Are...” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, August/September, 2000.

“What You Know Best & Love Most is Key,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, June/July, 2000.

“The Funny Business of Writing,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, June/July, 2000.

“Wait a Second” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May, 2000.

“Painless Writing with Bonnie Prudden,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May, 2000.

“Wise Woman’s Advice Against Burnout,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May, 2000.

“From Heifers to Homicide,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May, 2000.

“Book Biz,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May, 2000.

“The Secret Life of a Children’s Author” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March, 2000.

“Pressing History Between the Pages,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March, 2000.

“That Delicate Art: Contract Negotiation,” article, The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March, 2000.

“No Guts, No Glory” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, December, 1999/January, 2000.

“Catch a Star Agent" (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, October/November, 1999.

“How to Reserve a Library Book” (article), Make Way for Books Newsletter, Tucson, AZ, September, 1999.

“Fishing” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, August/September, 1999.

“Through a Child’s Eyes” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, June/July, 1999.

“Do You Need an Agent?” (Words at Play Column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, April/May, 1999.

If That Breathes Fire, We're Toast! (Middle grade novel in hardcover), Holiday House, May, 1999.

“Conference Notes” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, February/March, 1999.

“Adding to the Endangered List” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, December, 1998/January, 1999.

“Between the Lines” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, October/November, 1998.

“Craziness” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, August/September, 1998.

“The Truth” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, June/July, 1998.

“Prejudice Cramps Souls” (letter to the editor), The Arizona Daily Star, May 20, 1998.

“Make Way for Books” (article), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, May, 1998.

“Do Your Homework” (Words at Play column), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, May, 1998.

“Penelope’s Polka Dots” (short story), Hopscotch, The Magazine for Girls, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 10-11, Bluffton, OH, Feb/Mar, 1998.

“Dyin’ for Love” (poem), The Morpo Review, December, 1997.

“The Perils of Pippi” (personal essay), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, 1997.

“The Waiting Game” (poem), The Write Word, Tucson, AZ, 1996.

"Charmed Race" (poem), Earth's Daughters, January, 1996.

"Common Ground" (short story), AIM Magazine, Chicago, IL, January, 1996.

"Agua Caliente Spring in Winter" (poem), Arizona Literary Magazine, January, 1996.

"In America" (poem), South Ash Press, Tempe, AZ, October, 1994.

"Object Lesson" (poem), South Ash Press, Tempe, AZ, August, 1994.

"Getaway" (short story), Sojourner, Jamaica Plain, MA, July, 1993.

"In Need of Trouble" (short story), Potpourri, Prairie Village, KS, January, 1993.

"Charmed Race" (poem), Chester H. Jones Foundation 1992 National Poetry Competition Winners, Chardon, OH, Fall, 1992.

"Time Spent Embroidering" (short story), The Pinehurst Journal, Milpitas, CA, Summer, 1992.

"Electric Djinn" (poem), The Rattlesnake Review, Tucson, AZ, Fall, 1991.

"Diamonds and Dragons" (short story), Galen Stone Review, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Spring, 1980.

"A Feat of Prestidigitation" (short story), Worcester Telegram & Gazette's Sunday Talent Page, Worcester, MA, 1980.