Steve Jenkins

steve jenkins

Born:  1952

Meet the Author Steve Jenkins:


Author biography:

"I was born in North Carolina in 1952. My father, a physics professor and astronomer, did research and taught at various universities. We moved often. As a child, I lived in North Carolina, Panama, Virginia, Kansas, California, and Colorado. Wherever we lived, I maintained a small menagerie of lizards, turtles, spiders, and other animals. I collected rocks and fossils. I built a chemistry lab in which many frightful smells and loud explosions were produced. With my father’s help, I assembled radios, electric motors, and other contraptions. I also spent a lot of time with books. My interest in science led me to believe that I’d be a scientist myself. At the last minute, however, I decided to go to art school in North Carolina, where I studied graphic design. After graduation I moved to New York City and worked in advertising and design, first in large firms and then with my wife, Robin Page, in our own small design firm.

Our daughter was born in 1986 and our first son two years later. Robin and I began reading to our children when they were just a few months old. We continued to read to them almost every evening until my daughter was a teenager. In many ways, it was the best part of the day. Reading to my own children  started me thinking about writing and illustrating my own picture books. Our youngest son was born a few years after we moved to Colorado in 1994, providing us with a new audience and source of book ideas.

For me, making books represents the happy intersection of children, science, art, my design partnership with Robin, and my life-long love of reading."---from


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Mailing address:

1627 5th Street Boulder, CO 80302

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