Jenn Kocsmiersky is a member of SCBWI and current Illustration mentee in the We Need Diverse Books Mentorship program. She studied American history, literature and fine art in college and graduate school and taught writing in higher education for ten years. Jenn received a 2016-7 Walter Dean Meyers Grant, which helped kickstart her creative career in writing and illustrating picture books.
She illustrated the newly-released picture book, Paul and His Ukulele, written by Robert Broder and published by Ripple Grove Press, 2018.
Jenn lives in upstate New York with her two children, who ask often if they are "rambunctious scamps." Her answer is always a resounding "yes."