About Jerretta

Jerretta Baugher grew up in Lubbock, Texas and called both Portland, OR and Washington, D.C. home before settling in Austin. With a varied professional background including theater, public relations, catering and event management, Jerretta turned her attentions to writing after the birth of her son. Inspired by the amazing picture and chapter books that filled her days, she found a home in children’s literature. In addition to writing for children, she blogs about her adventures around the globe with her husband and two kids and recently self-published a cookbook, Covid Cocktails and Cooking: A Survival Guide. 

Jerretta is happiest when sharing the success of a well-prepared meal over a bottle with her family and friends,  sipping coffee on a cool morning, hiking in the mountains of Winter Park, CO, snuggling her dog, Baxter or cheering for a perfectly hit baseball. Jerretta is a SCBWI member and attended the 2018 Big Sur Writing Workshop.