The Saturday Writers chapter of the Missouri Writers' Guild hosts Jody Feldman, author of THE GOLLYWHOPPER GAMES, at their December 6 meeting.
Jody holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, which has led her to write a television special, a travel book, speeches, all means of advertising, and now - more fulfilling than that giant fortune cookie message she was assigned to create - The Gollywhopper Games (HarperCollins/Greenwillow, 2008), her first children's novel.
Targeted to 10-14 year olds, The Gollywhopper Games leads readers through the challenges, puzzles and stunts of a nationally televised, once-in-a-lifetime competition along with the contestant who wants to win it for more than the prize at the end. The Gollywhopper Games has been named the Midwest Booksellers 2008 Choice Awards Honor Book for Children's Literature, is an ALA/YALSA BBYA (Best Books for Young Adults) nominee, is on the 2009-2010 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master list.
Jody lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she's not supposed to be playing video or computer games until she finishes her next novel.