Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jen Lancaster  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction

Born: 1967 in New York


Illinois Connection

Lancaster has lived in Chicago and now resides in the suburb of Lake Forest.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jen Lancaster grew up in Indiana and is an alumna of Purdue University. She was an associate vice president for a technology company prior to being laid off after September 11, 2001. Soon after, Lancaster launched a website detailing her descent from designer clothing and spa visits to the unemployment line on her blog Her book, ''The Tao of Martha'', has been optioned for a sitcom by FOX.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Here I Go Again''''' *Bestseller, New York Times *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly *Starred Review, Kirkus *Starred Review, Booklist '''''I Regret Nothing''''' *Best Book of the Year, Amazon '''''By The Numbers''''' *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017