Jimmy Gownley

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having cofounded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Books by this Author

The Amelia Rules! Collection
Her Permanent Record
The Whole World's Crazy
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My motto is, "Never trust a person who has a motto."

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Knowing that all your work is done. You did the best you could, and all that's left to do is to spend time with the ones you love.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. drawing, which is why I make graphic novels!

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Humor, intelligence and warmth

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I procrasti...Oh, forget it. I'll answer this question later.