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Short Bio

Terri Libenson is the author of the best-selling illustrated middle grade novels, Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, and Just Jaime. Terri is also the cartoonist of the Reuben Award-winning, nationally syndicated comic strip, The Pajama Diaries. In addition, she was an award-winning humorous card writer and illustrator for American Greetings for 22 years. Terri lives with her husband, Mike, and their two daughters in Cleveland, OH.

Long Bio

Terri Libenson is the cartoonist of the internationally syndicated comic strip, The Pajama Diaries and the author of three best-selling illustrated middle grade novels by HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray): Invisible Emmie, Positively Izzy, and Just Jaime.  She was also a long-time humorous card writer for American Greetings. She won numerous awards for her greeting cards and was the creator of a top-selling card line, “Skitch.” Terri has also written for AmericanGreetings.com, Egreetings.com, and BlueMountainArts.com.

Terri graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BFA in illustration and a minor in art history. She developed her first professional comic strip, Got a Life, in 2000, which was distributed by King Features Weekly Service. The Pajama Diaries launched with King in 2006 and currently runs in hundreds of newspapers throughout the country and abroad. The Pajama Diaries has been nominated four times for the prestigious Reuben Award for “Best Newspaper Comic Strip” by the National Cartoonists Society and won in 2016.

In addition to her kids’ books, Terri has three cartoon book collections: The Pajama Diaries: Deja To-Do, The Pajama Diaries: Having It All–And No Time To Do It, and The Pajama Diaries: Bat-Zilla.

Born and raised in Kingston, PA, Terri lives with her husband and two daughters in Cleveland, OH.

Website:  www.terrilibenson.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePajamaDiaries/ and https://www.facebook.com/terrilibensonauthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terrilibenson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/terrilibenson