Jenny Han was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills and she went on to graduate school at the New School in New York City, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children. She lives in Brooklyn.
Author's Comment: I used to write love letters to boys when I was trying to get over them, and it would just be very passionate emotions and I would seal them up and put them in this hatbox that I had. I saved them. They were these really, really long observations and thoughts and whatever. These letters were fourteen pages long. It was really just for my own sense of closure. [Source]