Tags: Editing; Education

Jennifer Trafton

Art, Children, Spirituality

Jennifer Trafton is a children’s book author. Her first novel for middle-grade readers, The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, was published in 2010 and was nominated for Tennessee’s Volunteer State Book Award and the National Homeschool Book Award. She released Henry and the Chalk Dragon in 2017.

Trafton did her undergraduate study at Wake Forest University, received a master’s degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and then did further graduate work in religion, history, and literature at Duke University before serving as the managing editor of a history magazine for four years.

Currently, Trafton teaches writing classes, workshops, and summer camps in a variety of schools, libraries, churches, and homeschool groups around the Nashville area. When she’s not writing and teaching, she loves to draw, paint, and make handbound books.

Interview: Jennifer Trafton, Author of ‘Henry and the Chalk Dragon’ | interview | The Rabbit Room

Author Interview: Jennifer Trafton | interview | Story Warren

Imaginative Faith | article | Christianity Today

Henry and the Chalk Dragon’ by Jennifer Trafton | review | School Library Journal

The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic’ by Jennifer Trafton | review | Chicago Tribune

Festival Years: 2018