Jenifer Tull-Gauger’s All-Time Favorites

  • Animals
  • Art
  • Conversations with Kids
  • Drawing
  • Family
  • Gardening
  • Karate
  • Karate Games
  • Leisurely Hikes
  • Mentoring
  • Plants
  • Poem-ing
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Yoga

A long time ago, Jenifer’s elementary school published her drawings in a book they made for parents. Then her junior high school put her Valentine’s Day poems in their newsletter. Jenifer’s poems and art appeared in her high school’s art and literary magazine. She enjoyed drawing and writing then and her love for these things has only grown.

Since then, Jenifer found a new passion. That is traditional karate. It’s tons of fun and helps her in all areas of life. Jenifer and her husband started karate together in March of 1999 and now they head up a dojo.

Jenifer continued to hone her writing skills. She took a creative writing class at Mesa Arts Center. Since then, she continuously participates in writers’ groups like the Scribe Tribe writer’s support group, or SCBWI (the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She has taken on writing challenges like the Poem a Day Challenge or NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month challenge). And Jenifer is always doing all kinds of writing on her own.

Highlights Magazine for Children published Jenifer’s article about a real life awesome karate kid in their September, 2016 issue. Now she is putting her passions together. Jenifer writes the stories and draws the pictures for children’s character-building picture books. In them, karate kids fight monsters that represent negative traits and claim power in their lives.

The cover of each of Jenifer’s first three picture books, next to their companion coloring books