Born in 1989, Jennifer Hilty spent a good portion of her childhood watching cartoons about superheroes and inventing fictional animals. Then she learned that she could write stories about those superheroes and animals, and she’s been coming up with ideas for how to do so ever since. Jennifer spends most of her writing time in the worlds of young adult speculative fiction: whether it’s alien dog-centaurs, superheroes from other dimensions, or quests to remove magically obnoxious armor, her stories focus on combining the excitement and possibility of fantasy and/or science fiction with realistic characters who learn valuable lessons. Raised in an evangelical Christian family and constantly developing her faith, Jennifer tries (and sometimes succeeds!) to show the positive ideals and eternal truths of Jesus Christ’s teachings in a way that appeals to Christians and non-Christians of all ages. She is currently working on her first novel, potentially the first of a young adult sci-fi Christian series, and has written a number of short stories, some much sillier than others.

Despite occasional forays into Texas and Colorado for internships (ministry and publishing, respectively), Jennifer lives in a small town in Ohio that no one’s heard of and is quite happy there. She currently works for the family business as a sales technician and has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing & English from Southern New Hampshire University, with the hope of becoming a published author and a copy editor so that she can share her stories and help others share theirs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dressing up in steampunk outfits, and drawing bizarre sci-fi comics. Her only companion is an adorable chinchilla named Pikachewbacca (aka “Chewie”), and a very large and loving family that is just as crazy as her.