My name is . . . Jacqueline Resnick, but I write the Truth or Dare series under the pseudonym, Jacqueline Green. (Although, it’s not that much of a pseudonym; my maiden name was Greenberg!)
I grew up . . . in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, a suburb outside of Philadelphia. Philly is still one of my favorite cities.
I now live . . . in Brooklyn, New York, which is one of the best places in the world to be a writer. There are coffee shops everywhere you look!
I’ve worked . . . on both the marketing and editorial side of children’s publishing. My favorite part of the job was all the free books I got! I’m now a full-time writer, with some freelancing mixed in.
I studied . . . reading and writing. I got my undergraduate degree in English from Cornell University and my master’s degree in Writing for Children from The New School.
I married . . . the best cook in the world (I’m not biased or anything). His name is Nate and we met our first week of college.
I can’t live without . . . my phone calls to my family. I talk to my mom about five times a day, and my sister and dad almost as often.
You can usually find me . . . walking. I grew up with a mom who didn’t drive, so when my dad was at work, my mom, sister and I used to walk everywhere. To this day, I almost always choose walking over driving if I can. It’s been known to drive my husband slightly crazy.
I’ve always wanted . . . to be a writer. My desk at my parents’ house is overflowing with stories and poems and letters dating back as early as first grade. So the fact that I actually AM one now amazes me every day.
I write . . . everywhere and anywhere. Because I get my best ideas when I’m moving around, I often write on my phone so I don’t have to be tied to one place. On any given day I can be found writing in a coffee shop, or in a park, or on the subway, or even while walking. (I know, I know, this is really unsafe, but I love doing it!)
I’m obsessed with . . . my dog. I have the best city dog in the world: a TINY (I’m not exaggerating—she’s four pounds) poodle named Maple.
My 10 favorite children’s novels are . . . Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes, The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, Mandy by Julie Edwards, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Holes by Lois Sachar.
My 10 favorite teen novels are . . . If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott, The Book Thief by Mark Zusak, Beastly by Alex Flinn, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Anne Brashares, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen, The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen, and Griffin & Sabine by Nick Bantock.
The first book series I fell in love with was . . . Friends-4-Ever by Deirdre Corey. I loved all the letters and stationery in it! It’s now out of print sadly, but I still have my very worn set.
A secret of mine is . . . I LOVE the Disney channel. And animated movies like Beauty and the Beast and Shrek and Toy Story. You can never really be ‘too old,’ right??