JEN NAILS was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, and now lives in New York City with her funny husband and beautiful son. Among her favorite things she's done in her life are: appearing in commercials, performing comedy, visiting Hawaii, teaching gymnastics, and writing scripts for Nickelodeon. Now Jen teaches college English and writes children's novels. Her first novel, Next to Mexico, was published in the fall of 2008 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She thanks Jill Corcoran and Ronnie Herman for their support.