Jenna Gavigan, a fourth generation New Yorker, grew up dreaming of Broadway. At age sixteen she made her Broadway debut in Gypsy, opposite Bernadette Peters. Since then she's appeared in a half-dozen films, on more than a dozen television shows, and on east and west coast stages, most recently Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Straight. Jenna graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Creative Writing, where she focused on fiction, television, and screenwriting. She lives in a teeny tiny Manhattan apartment with her husband, Kevin. This is her first novel. Find Jenna online at IamJennaGavigan.com and on Twitter and Instagram @Jenna_Gavigan.
A standing ovation for Lulu! This delightful debut serves up a
sweet and sassy mouse's-eye view of life in the footlights from a
real Broadway insider. Encore, please?
--Heather Vogel Frederick, author of the Spy Mice, the Mother-Daughter Book Club, and the Pumpkin Falls Mystery series
A wonderfully crafted and unfailingly entertaining read from beginning to end.--Midwest Book Review
Jenna manages to capture the drama and tension and excitement of the theatre without ever losing the magic and joy of what it feels like to be on Broadway. Lulu's burning desire to be onstage was exactly how I felt when I was younger, and reading this book reawakened that feeling in me!---Tony nominee Jonathan Groff
Jenna Gavigan is a true Broadway baby whose backstage debut novel will delight theater kids of all ages (and species)!----Tim Federle, author of Better Nate than Ever
Preteens who are star-struck for Broadway will enjoy the drama.--Kirkus Reviews
This lightsome fantasy and valentine to Broadway theater puts readers amid backstage hustle and bustle. A performer herself, author Jenna Gavigan knows the scene so well, you can practically smell the greasepaint.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
While the book will be embraced by children (and adults) with a passion for theater, the lessons that are offered are universal and told in a way that all readers will embrace the joy that is both the heart of Lulu and Lulu the Broadway Mouse.--Times Beacon Record