She’s got ten novels under her belt and a knack for crafting teen love stories that can thaw even the coldest of hearts. Of course, we’re talking about Jennifer E. Smith, the bestselling young adult novelist who made us all swoon with titles like Field Notes on Love and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Fans will be thrilled to know that Smith’s next book is hitting shelves in just a matter of days—only this time, the author is venturing into children’s literature.
Allow us to introduce The Creature of Habit, Smith’s first-ever picture book with award-winning illustrator, Leo Espinosa. Set to hit shelves on November 9, it tells the story of a predictable creature whose world is turned upside down when a free-spirited visitor challenges him to try something new. PureWow had the pleasure of chatting with Smith about the upcoming book, including her writing process, her inspiration and the story’s timely message about dealing with change. Plus, the author teases quite a few exciting new projects, including her first adult novel.