Individual Author Record
Name: Brenda A. FerberPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD C:YA Born: 1967 in Skokie, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFerber was born in Skokie and grew up in Highland Park. She now lives and works in Deerfield.
Biographical and Professional InformationBrenda Ferber graduated from the University of Michigan. She started out writing stories that were accepted by ''Ladybug'' magazine. In 2004, she submitted her first novel, then called ''Cara's Kitchen'', to the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition, which she won. The manuscript was accepted for publication by Farrar Straus & Giroux, which published the book as ''Julia's Kitchen'' in 2006.
*''Julia's Kitchen'', Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2006*''Jemma Hartma, Camper Extraordinaire'', Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009*''The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine's Day Ever'', 2012