Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven is a full-time writer. She's written eight books, including All the Bright Places (2015) and the forthcoming Holding Up the Universe (October 4, 2016). When she's not working on her next novel, she's contributing to her web magazine, Germ, thinking up new books, and dabbling in TV. Basically, she is always writing. This year, Jennifer's All The Bright Places was a Zoella Book Club pick!

  • These Words Matter: Jennifer Niven

    These Words Matter: Jennifer Niven

    In addition to being a writer, my mother was a voracious reader. She passed her love of reading and writing to me—actually, it was more than love. It was a passion for words. One of the earliest books I can remember her reading aloud was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I fell in love with Alice the first time I met her. Back then, we were the same age. She seemed to love cats like I did, and she only wore dresses like I did. She also had an enormous imagination, which was something my parents always encouraged in me. I was convinced my mom had written the book herself because…