Jennifer L. Gadd is a life-long reader and writer who holds a deep interest in writing books that children and young adults will want to read with joy. She writes mostly fantasy and science fiction, as well as hi-lo books for struggling readers.
She has lived in Texas, Illinois, and Alaska, and currently resides in Kansas City, Kansas, where she is a reading interventionist at an urban middle school. She lives a sweet little cottage with her husband of umpty years and a Chihuahua of dubious age and breath.
Set against a Victorian landscape, a small group of unfortunates battle disease and prejudice. They are the Were-Children, and every full moon, they turn into feral animals. The zealous Were-Guard hunt them down, convinced they are demons. They fight for survival against their disease, as well as the political and religious powers.
Bugs from space? It's another boring summer at camp. That was before the Gregarians invaded. Now they're on the run from alien insects. These three very different teenagers will have to learn to get along. If they figure out a way to work together, they just might save themselves--and prevent a war!
Emma just wants a home and a family. The Were-Guard wants her dead. Before she finds what she’s looking for, Emma must find a strength and courage she never knew she had. Her journey will teach her that dreams don’t always come true the way you want them to, that people aren’t always what they seem, and that real families can be chosen.