Jennifer Fenn: YA Author
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Flight Risk

Available July 18th, 2017!!

“Fenn’s ambitious debut novel is part oral history, part tall tale, and part suspense story . . . .Fenn has penned an original, thrilling tale with wide appeal, including for older reluctant readers.” — Caitlin Kling, Booklist

“Fenn pulls readers in with her coverage of three decades of American political and social issues. . . . . Teens will love the documentary-style narrative and will root for underdog antihero Robert.” —Donald Peebles, School Library Journal




A debut novel inspired by true events, about a teenage boy who has stolen―and crashed―not one, but three airplanes. And each time he’s walked away unscathed.

Who is Robert Jackson Kelly? Is he a juvenile delinquent? A criminal mastermind? A folk hero? One thing is clear: Robert always defies what people think of him. And now, the kid who failed at school, relationships, and almost everything in life, is determined to successfully steal and land a plane.

Told as an investigation into Robert’s psyche, the narrative includes multiple points of view as well as documentary elements like emails, official records, and interviews with people who knew Robert. Ultimately, Flight Risk is a thrilling story about one teenager who is determined to find a moment of transcendence after everyone else has written him off as lost.

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Join me for “Flight Risk” book launch party at Main Points Book in Wayne, PA on July 19 at 7:00 pm!

Cool off at the Chester County Library and check out my book signing on July 26th, 2 – 4 pm!


“Flight Risk” was featured by YA Wednesday as a “First Read Friday” selection!  


What will you be reading in 2017?  YA Highway included “Flight Risk” on its list of 50 2017 releases in your future!  

“Flight Risk” now has a release date: July 18th, 2017 and can be ordered on!


Thank you to Prose and Kahn for including “Flight Risk” on your list of Top 10 2017 Debuts!  

Check out my turn in the hot seat on MG author Melissa Roske’s website and find out all my deepest, darkest secrets (yes, I am afraid of corn fields)!  

Thank you Crushing Cinders for including “Flight Risk” on your list of 2017 Debuts to TBR!  

So excited to share YA Highway’s cover reveal for “Flight Risk”!!!



Check out my guest post on YA Highway, about writing endings first!


“Mosaic” was also nominated for a 2016 Best of the Net award!  Thank you, 3 Elements Review!

My short story “Mosaic” is featured in the Spring issue of 3 Elements Review and be downloaded here:

Also – the manuscript formerly known as FLIGHT is now titled FLIGHT RISK! Many thanks to the fabulous team at Roaring Brooke Press for their expertise and dedication!



Young adult author Jennifer Fenn has been filling notebooks since she was in elementary school. She’s never without a book!  Fenn is terrified of corn fields but has jumped out of a plane, eats her cereal without milk, and has run a marathon.


She is a graduate of Lycoming College and Rosemont College’s MFA program. Jennifer lives with her husband, daughter and Scottish terrier in Downingtown, PA.


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