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About Jory

Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author of books for both children and adults. He is a two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. 

Jory's work includes the New York Times bestselling novel The Terrible Two, the award-winning Goodnight Already! series and the national bestseller All my friends are dead. His most recent picture books are Penguin Problems (illustrated by Lane Smith) and Quit Calling Me a Monster! (illustrated by Bob Shea).

Jory's forthcoming picture books include The Bad Seed (illustrated by Pete Oswald) and Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? (illustrated by Liz Climo).

Jory has also written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and BuzzFeed, among many other publications. His projects have also been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

For more than six years, Jory worked as the programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco's Mission District, founded by Dave Eggers.