Jody is a middle grade author who writes heart-centered novels that explore the many meanings of family and friendship. She’s not afraid to place difficult situations in her protagonists’ paths and allow them to face those challenges with courage and compassion. She’s also a voracious reader of children’s literature and enjoys sharing her love of books with kids of all ages.

“Celebrating collective along with individual action, this upbeat tale portrays a hero’s journey that takes a community to complete.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“MacKenna MacLeod’s path to appreciating her family and friends may be weird, but it’s completely satisfying!”

— Shauna Barnes Holyoak, author of Kazu Jones and the Denver Dognappers and Kazu Jones and the Comic Book Criminal