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Jenny Birch is a middle school teacher of English, French, and history, and serves as a youth theater director for students in grades 7-12. She lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, two sons, and foster baby.

Jenny holds a BA in French and an MEd in Instruction & Learning and is a passionate advocate for children, particularly those in the foster care and adoption communities. When she’s not in her classroom or on stage with her students, you can find her either dancing in the kitchen with her family or flexing her overactive imagination.

Jenny has completed her debut novel, MUD & BONES, a YA fantasy that explores family, love, and golem mythology through the lens of adoption. When 18-year-old Terra learns she wasn’t born but crafted from mud and magic by a warlock in atonement for his crimes, her world is upended. Now she must bargain with a coven of powerful witches to spare her maker’s life and preserve the magic keeping her alive. Along the way, she finds a reluctant ally in the coven’s bounty hunter Thorne, who helps her probe the depths of her own magic, humanity, and the nature of good and evil.

You can connect with Jenny on Twitter @TheRealMrsBirch. Jenny is represented by Amanda Orozco.