Jennifer Ziegler launches her official author website. Jennifer is the author of Alpha Dog (Delacorte, 2006)(author interview), which was a recent finalist for the Writers' League of Texas Teddy award, and How Not to Be Popular (Delacorte, 2008). See also Jennifer's LJ.
From the flap copy of How Not to Be Popular:
Maggie Dempsey is tired of moving all over the country. Her parents are blowin'-in-the-wind hippies who uproot her every few months to go to a new city. When Maggie was younger, she thought their life was fun and adventurous. Now that she's a teenager, she hates it.
Each time she moved, she left behind good friends, a great school, and a real feeling of belonging. But this last time she moved it was even worse: she left behind a boyfriend, too.
Now that they're moving to Austin, Texas, Maggie knows better. She's not going to make friends. She's not going to fit in. And she's definitely not going to fall for the alpha hottie who won't leave her alone—no matter how gorgeous he is.
Instead, she will dress like a mental patient, in muumuus and flowered swim caps. She will say and do the wrong things at the wrong times. She will have a bad hair day every day. Anything to prevent her from liking this new place--and prevent the new people from liking her. That way it won’t hurt at all when she has to leave.
Only...things don't go exactly as planned. A misfit won't take the hint and becomes Maggie's friend anyway. And as wrecked as she is over the boyfriend she left behind, Maggie feels...something...for the last person she would have imagined. Who knew not being popular could be so hard?
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Jennifer's new site was designed by Lisa Firke of Hit Those Keys.