Hello there. I'm a writer based in New York City. Over the years, I have contributed digital content for many National Geographic Channel shows, including Alpha Dogs, Inside Combat Rescue, Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?, The 80's: The Decade that Made Us and Untamed Americas. Notable achievements include writing content for the National Geographic Channel's Locked Up Abroad series iPad/iPhone app for three seasons and the Nat Geo Wild's Big Cat Week iPad app, and the publication of my article Researching Wild Whale Sharks on the Webby Award-nominated Great Migrations website.
I hold an MFA in Writing from the University of Arizona, BA in English from Florida State University, and Professional Certificate in Advanced Social Media Marketing from Harvard University. I am also an active PAL (Published & Listed) member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's (SCBWI).
In early 2016, I landed a two-book deal with HarperCollins Children's Books, which sold at auction. My middle grade debut novel, THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY, is on shelves now, and the sequel, DOG DAYS IN THE CITY will publish on 10/2/18.
I'm also a mom, vegan, weightlifter, and active volunteer with several animal rescues around the United States. I'm an advocate of a chemical-free lifestyle and current Silver leader with Young Living Essential Oils, a job that gives me the honor of helping over 250+ families kick chemicals to the curb in their bodies and homes.
My book projects are represented by literary agent Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group. If my schedule permits, I enjoy speaking and Skyping with classrooms around the globe. Educators can email me about potential visits. You can follow my travel and writing adventures on Instagram @Jodi_Kendall.