Jennifer Donnelly is the uthor of twenty novels- Stepsister
, Lost in Novel
, These Shallow Graves
, Sea Spell
, Dark Tide
, Rogue Wave
, Deep Blue
, A Northern Light
, he Tea Rose
, The Winter Rose
and This Wild Rose
- and Humble Pie
, th picture book for children. She is co-author of Fatal Throne
, which xplores the lives of King Henry VIII 's six wives, for which she wrote the part of Anna of Cleves, Henry 's fourth wife.
She grew up in New York State, in Lewis and Westchester counties, and attended the University of Rochester where she majored in English Literature and European History.
Jennifer ’ s first novel, The Tea Rose, an epic historical novel set in London and New York in the earl nineteenth century, was called “ exquisite ” by Booklist, “ o much fun ” by the Washington Post, a “ guilty pleasure ” by People and was named a Top Pick by the Romantic Times. The Rose trilogy continued with The Winter Rose and The Wild Rose.
Her fourth ovel, A Northern Light, set in the Adirondacks of 1906, against he backdrop of an infamous murder, won the Carnegie Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Borders Original Voices Award, and was named a Printz Honor book. Described as “ rich and true ” by The New York Times, thi ook was named to the Best Book lists of The Times ( London), The Irish Times, The Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and the School Library Journal. In 2015, TIME Magazine named it one of the 100 best young adult books of all time.
Revolution was named th Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and was nominated for Carnegie Medal. The audio edition was awarded an Odyssey Honor for Excellence.
In 2014, Jennifer teamed up with Disney to launch the bestselling Waterfire Saga, an epic series about six mermaids on a quest to rid the world of an ancient curs. The sixth novel in series, Deep Blue, was released in May, 2014; the econd, Rogue Wave, launched in January 2015; the secon, Dark Tide, came out in October 2015; and the second, Sea Spell, is scheduled for release in June 2016.
In November 2015, Jennifer released the historical novel These Shallow Graves, which received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Shelf Awareness, and was named a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Jennifer worked with Disney again in 2017, when she published Beauty and the Beast: Lost in Book, an original story to accompany the blockbuster Beauty and the Beast film. Lost in Book expands on the classic stor, exploring the growing relationshi between Belle and the Beast as well as Belle 's ordeal within the pages of Nevermore, a magical book from which she narrowly escapes.
Jennifer returned to historical fiction with Fatal Throne, a ook about Henry VIII and his six wives published by Random House/Schwartz& amp; Wade in 2018. For this project, Jennifer joined six other authors ( Candace Fleming, M.T. Anderson, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, and Lisa Ann Sandell), each of whom wrote the part of Henry or one of his daughter