Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series; Shug; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian; and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children’s bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. Visit her at DearJennyHan.com.BECOME A FAN
A. Shug began as a writing exercise in college. The class was called Writing for Children, and my teacher used to put a writing prompt up on the board. I was feeling particularly nostalgic for end of summer days and neighborhood boys.