I’m both! I write the Menagerie books under my real name, Jacqueline Resnick, and the Truth or Dare series under a pseudonym, Jacqueline Green. (Although, it’s not that much of a pseudonym; my maiden name was Greenberg.)
One of my favorite places in the world is Gloucester, a beach town on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Although Echo Bay is its own unique place, I drew a lot of inspiration from my favorite parts of Gloucester.
Although Smalls, Rigby, Wombat, and Tilda are imaginary, sun bears, komondor dogs, hairy-nosed wombats and angora rabbits are all real animals!
When I was writing about Smalls and Bertie, I thought a lot about my relationship with my very first dog, Willow. She was the one to teach me that you don’t have to speak the same language to be a true friend.