Jennifer Grant

Children, Memoir, Spirituality

Jennifer Grant is the author of five books for adults including the memoirs Love You More and When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? She also writes for children; her picture books Maybe God Is Like That Too and Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too have received multiple awards for excellence in children's literature. Grant is a former newspaper columnist (Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Media Group) and her work has also been published by Woman's Day, Chicago Parent, Sojourners, and elsewhere.

Grant is a member of the Academy of Christian Editors, the Authors Guild, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She also serves as president of INK: A Creative Collective. Grant received her master's degree in English (with concentrations in literary theory and creative writing) from Southern Methodist University.

Festival Years: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020