Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jennifer came from a book loving family. She worked as a library helper her summers of public school. Her childhood ambition was to have a book with her name on the spine on the shelves she stacked.

Writing as Jennifer Travis, she made her mark with award winning educational materials for The Peel District School Board and the Ontario Ministry of Education. She is one of the authors of Explorations a mathematics program for Addison-Wesley of Canada. For TVO’s Mathica’s Mathshop, Jennifer received the Federation of Women Teachers Writing Award.

After retirement as elementary school principal, Jennifer published short stories for a variety of children’s magazines in Canada, Britain and United States. Jennifer is a member of SCBWI and CANSCAIP. Living in Mississauga, Ontario, with her husband, their children range in age from thirty-three to fourteen years of age.