Jen Nails

Jen Nails is the K-12 Librarian at the Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, and the author of the middle grade novels One Hundred Spaghetti Strings (HarperCollins, 2017) and Next to Mexico (HMH, 2008). Her current work-in-progress novel centers on the fictional implosion of the STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod and features a trio of eighth graders growing up in Las Vegas who struggle to adapt to foundation-shaking changes in their lives while still holding onto the essence of who they really are. You can learn more about her at