Jonathan Friesen

Jonathan Friesen is a homeschooling father, award-winning author and international speaker. He’s the author of eight novels for teens including Both of Me and Unfolding (Blink/HarperCollins). His personal experience with Tourette’s and epilepsy inspired him to write the highly acclaimed novel Jerk, California (Penguin, 2008), winner of the American Library Association’s Schneider Award—“Best Book for Teens.” Jonathan now serves as a Professor of Education at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.To learn more about Jonathan Friesen, visit his website at