Born:
He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Childhood:
-The seeds for Jack’s writing career was planted in sixth grade
-He begged his mother for a diary & went around the school & started to collect anecdotes to write in his diary, mostly teachers’ conversations during their lunchtime
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His Life:
-In Junior High, he traveled to a school that was a prison years ago
-In High School, he had a dream to become a writer
-While in college he met an illustrator friend called Nicole Rubel, who began working on picture books
-Jack continued to write children’s books and started teaching children’s books writing and children’s literature pensylavaina.gif
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Books:
Hole In My Life
I Am Not Joey Pigza
Joey Pigza Loses Control
What Would Joey Do?
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
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