Jennifer Otto


Jennifer Pahl Otto creates whimsical stories for adults and children. A member of the Lansing Storytellers and the Ann Arbor Storytelling Guild, she says she grew up in a house where every room, every hallway, every staircase was lined from floor to ceiling with books. Her love of stories began there as a child, most especially while listening to her mother read Winnie the Pooh to me—again and again. She has never stopped reading children’s literature and has spent the last 20 years handling children’s books on a daily basis as the director of the Lansing School District Reading Is Fundamental program.