When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen. And when Jennifer Berne writes, kids read—and explore and discover and dream…
The former Madison Avenue copywriter responsible for one of the most iconic campaigns in advertising—yes, the E. F. Hutton line is hers—has emerged as an exciting, fresh voice in the field of picture book biography. With 2008's award-winning Manfish, Berne dove the undersea depths with oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Now she brings scientific genius Albert Einstein to brilliant (and charmingly eccentric) life with her latest, On a Beam of Light.
Berne shares how she chooses her biography subjects, researches them, and shapes compelling narrative from their lives in my April children's market column for Authorlink.com. And be sure to stop by Berne's website to learn more about her fascinating background and books, www.jenniferberne.com.
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