Brenda Ferber is an award-winning author whose books make readers laugh, cry, and see themselves and the world in a slightly new light.

New Essay:

If your teenage daughter told you she wanted to end her life, what might you say in response?

Read “How I Talked to my Teen about Suicide and How You Can Do It Better" to find out about the conversation that took both Brenda and her daughter by surprise and ended up changing everything.

New book!
Coming to the world August 7

"Sing Something True is a joyous ode to sisterly love, a refreshing riff on Queen Bees and BFFs, and a soaring anthem to the power of being your own best friend. Readers will fall in love with Cassidy Sunshine!”
—Jenny Meyerhoff, author of the Friendship Garden series and Playing Cupid—now a Hallmark movie

Brenda's other books

"Ferber has a fine ear for preteen dialogue and concerns..."
Booklist on Jemma Hartman

"…a boisterous, just-sweet-enough comic caper."
The New York Times on The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever

"The emotions are real, the protagonist empathetic, and the resolution believable. Poignant."
Kirkus Starred Review on Julia's Kitchen

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