About Terri

Terri Libenson (pronounced LEE-ben-son) is a New York Times bestselling children’s book author and award-winning cartoonist of the syndicated daily comic strip, The Pajama Diaries, which ran from 2006-2020. Previously, she was an award-winning humorous card writer for American Greetings.

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 Features in 2006 and ran in hundreds of newspapers internationally until its retirement in 2020. Pajama Diaries has been nominated four times for the Reuben Award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip by the National Cartoonists Society and won in 2016. In addition, Terri has been nominated twice for Cartoonist of the Year by the NCS. You can read the Pajama Diaries archives daily on ComicsKingdom.

Terri has three Pajama Diaries book collections: Deja To-Do, Having It All–And No Time To Do It, and Bat-Zilla. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the popular middle grade series, Emmie & Friends (Balzer + Bray), which has won numerous awards and has been translated into twenty languages.

Born and raised in Kingston, PA, Terri lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband, Mike. She is the proud mom of two grown daughters and a spoiled poodle, Rosie.