Jennifer Berne is the award-winning author of ON A BEAM OF LIGHT: A Story of Albert Einstein and CALVIN CAN’T FLY: The Story of a BookwormBirdie. She grew up in New York City where she was active in dance and theater as a child. She studied art and design, worked for Andy Warhol at “The Factory.” After a successful career in advertising, Jennifer began writing for Nick Jr. Magazine and writing books about the subjects she loves most – our amazing universe and the people who discover its secrets. She lives in a house she designed in the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY. www.jenniferberne.com
ON A BEAM OF LIGHT AWARDS:
New York Times – Editors’ Choice
Best Children’s Books of the Year – Kirkus Reviews
NPR – 2013’s Great Reads
Horn Book – Best Non-Fiction Books of 2013
Eric Carle Museum “Best of the Best” 2014
Bank Street College of Education – 2014 Best Books of the Year
3 Fun Facts
1. I lived on a sailboat for 2 years, with my husband and our cat.
2. I love to eat pomegranates.
3. I write my books on paper first. I only use a computer for editing.