jess rothenberg
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Zodiac Sign: Libra!  (My birthday’s 10/10.)

Favorite color: Caribbean blue.

Favorite food:  Mashed potatoes with about seven sticks of butter.

Favorite song:  Changes on a weekly/monthly basis, for now it’s between Bruises by Chairlift and (don’t judge me) OMG by Usher. 

Favorite movie:  Three-way tie between Sense & Sensibility, Finding Nemo, and Little Women.
Also, My Girl.  And Babe.  And oh!  The Neverending Story!

Favorite sound: My cat snoring.

Lucky number:  Eleven.

Vanilla or Chocolate?  Oreo.

Celebrity Crush:  Zooey Deschanel tied with Natalie Portman. 

Favorite animal:  Land = Horse, Water = Dolphin, Air = Parakeet.

Night owl or early bird?  I was born exactly one minute before midnight, and I’ve been a night owl ever since.  Late at night tends to be when I do my best, most inspired writing.  To quote one of my favorite bands, The Counting Crows, ‘round here we stay up very, very, very, VERY late. 

Peanut Butter or Jelly?  Jam, please.  Preferably raspberry.

Dog or Cat?  Dog.  Although I will make exceptions for cats who think they are dogs.

Secret Wish:  That I could fly, speak every language on earth, and/or be Taylor Swift.

the writing life

Want to know what it's like to be a YA author living in NYC?  Watch below to find out!

Jess: Ep. 1 - Walk!

Jess: Ep. 2 - Dance!