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. What’s your greatest flaw?

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

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello, Hey Jude by the Beatles, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, Begin the Begin by R.E.M.

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’s your greatest fear?

A. Like Billy Corgan said; I fear that I am ordinary, just like everyone.