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Jess moves to Maui anticipating a world of beaches, boys and bikinis.

Romance with a passionate local and the discovery that her presence on the island puts his family at risk?


Not in the tourist brochure.

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What if the one element that has always defined you as a geeky outcast has thepotential to catapult you into being the next big thing?

A black girl adopted into a white family, Jodie has always felt out of place, especially at her mainly middle-class, white high school. Used to being a ghost in the halls, she has always found solace alone in her room surrounded by a world of Stephen King novels, Oreo cookies, Dave Brubeck jazz riffs and origami.


Forever classified as a geeky outcast, she finally finds two unlikely friends who share her interests and accept her as she is—Bethany, the visually-impaired, neurodiverse new girl, and Jared, the home-schooled, self-proclaimed, nerdy frozen-yogurt clerk who she’s crushing on big-time.


But when the origami tutorial videos she creates go viral and have the potential to thrust her into the center of popularity, fortune and fame, Jodie is faced with a decision. She needs to choose whether to expose her identity and capitalize on the chance of being accepted by all those who have always shunned her, or run the risk of jeopardizing the only true relationships she’s ever had.


Ann Miller, Author of


Within the Folds of a Swan’s Wings is a book for anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider…or anyone who wants to feel inspired. I highly recommend!

There is so much hope tucked into these pages. I’d heartily recommend Within the Folds of a Swan’s Wing to young adult and adult readers alike. This is a must-read in my opinion!


About Me

Jennifer Walker is a fourth-grade teacher and writer of middle grade and young adult fiction, with degrees in both Education and Psychology from the University of Alberta. She has published two contemporary YA novels entitled Within the Folds of a Swan’s Wings and Finding Aloha, and is currently working on a few upcoming middle grade books. She has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Edmonton Arts Council in recognition of her works.


When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll most likely find Jennifer in a yoga studio, in the kitchen baking muffins, or going for long walks with her family and their one-hundred-pound Bernedoodle. She's also famous for publicly embarrassing herself by singing terrible show-tunes, practicing 90's dance moves, and tapping around her fourth-grade classroom in her happy-tapping shoes.


Jennifer is represented by Essie White of Storm Literary Agency and is an active member of SCBWI, the Writers' Guild of Alberta and the Writers' Union of Canada.



I love to hear them, read them, and above all, tell them. Like each fold of a paper that creates a paper swan, every story we live becomes a part of who we are.  

Thanks for reading my stories and discovering a little more about me.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and my work. Please get in touch if you have any questions and follow me on social media to keep in touch.

If you have publishing-related questions, please reach out to my agent, Essie White, at Storm Literary Agency.

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