Jimmy Gownley

Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at the age of fifteen. He is an advocate for kids’ comics, having co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. He lives with his wife Karen and their twin daughters, Stella and Anna, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Books by this Author

Her Permanent Record
What Makes You Happy
The Whole World's Crazy
When the Past Is a Present
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My motto is, "Never trust a person who has a motto."

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Humor, intelligence and warmth

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Pizza

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I procrasti...Oh, forget it. I'll answer this question later.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles, (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes by Elvis Costello, Hey Jude by the Beatles, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, Begin the Begin by R.E.M.