Jen Estes

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General Information

Name: Jen Estes

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

Born: 1983 in Champaign, IL






Illinois Connection

I was born in Champaign, Illinois and raised in Neoga, Illinois. I went to college in Edwardsville, Illinois. I have lived in Mattoon, Peoria, Litchfield and currently reside in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jen Estes is the author of the Cat McDaniel Mystery Series and the forthcoming Fifteen (The Dreamwalker Diaries).

Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen had to choose between detassling corn or reading books. Corn husks just didn't have the appeal of the Baby-Sitters Club and so a reader was born. Reading later turned into writing and in 2011, Jen published her first novel. After releasing four books in the mystery genre, Jen decided to give in to the literary demands of her inner teenager. FIFTEEN is her YA debut.

Jen lives in Illinois with her husband Nathan under the tyranny of their three cats: Wrigley, Ivy and Captain Moo. When she isn't writing, Jen enjoys sci-fi in all its mediums, attempting yoga, using her passport, watching baseball, and reading a good book. You can find Jen on the web at, on Tumblr as AuthorJenEstes and tweeting under @jenestesdotcom.

Published Works

Big Leagues, Camel Press, 2011

Curveball, Camel Press, 2012

Double Play, Camel Press, 2013

Brushback, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Curveball (Cat McDaniel Mysteries)

ISBN: 1603818952
Release Date: 2012-10-01

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Double Play (A Cat Mcdaniel Mystery)

ISBN: 160381941X
Release Date: 2013-04-01

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Brushback (A Cat McDaniel Mystery)

ISBN: 1484841999
Release Date: 2013-06-26

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jen Estes on WorldCat

Jen Estes on Amazon


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