Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen had to choose between staring at corn or reading books. Corn husks just didn't have the appeal of the Baby-Sitters Club, and so a bookworm was born. Reading later turned into writing and in 2011, Jen published her first novel with Camel Press. After releasing four books in the mystery genre, Jen finally gave in to the literary demands of her inner teenager with her YA debut, FIFTEEN (The Dreamwalker Diaries).

Jen is a member of the National Writers Union. As an author, she has been featured in Penthouse Magazine, Write the World, Mystery Scene Magazine, and more. When she isn't writing, Jen enjoys sci-fi in all its mediums, time-consuming board games, animal memes, baseball, and traveling to anywhere with a beach. She lives in Illinois with her husband Nathan and daughter Gabrielle under the tyranny of their two cats: Ivy and Captain Moo. You can find Jen on the web at www.jenestes.com and tweeting under @jenreallyno.