Holm grew up in Audubon, Pennsylvania with four brothers — including her co-author Matt Holm. After college, Holm worked briefly in television although she was always interested in writing. Our Only May Amelia, the story of a 12-year-old girl living in the late 19th century (inspired by a diary written by her great aunt) became her first published novel and was a 2000 Newbery Honor Book. She received a second Newbery Honor in 2011 for Turtle in Paradise, a story set in the Great Depression in Key West, Florida. With her brother Matt, she created two popular graphic novel series — Babymouse and Squish (an amoeba).
Holm has also collaborated with her husband, Jonathan Hamel, to create the “Stink Files” series featuring a British super-spy, who also happens to be a cat. Holm currently lives in California with Hamel and their two children.
Learn more at Jennifer Holm’s official website .