She started her career as an actress. She acted in nearly one hundred plays and musicals. She also was the literary assistant at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre. Later she served as a dramaturge for Half Moon Bay’s Coastal Repertory Theatre. She wrote such plays as Frozen and Shrew. In 2013, Longo decided to try her hand at prose and devoted her time to writing.
That’s how Jennifer Longo began her professional career as a writer. Her debut novel Six Feet Over It was published in 2014. Later she wrote Up to This Pointe.
This year her latest book What I Carry has been published. Let’s have a closer look at this volume.
Muir is growing up in foster care. The girl has lived in many houses and with many different people. And life has taught her multiple lessons but there’s one thing she has learned perfectly—how to pack.
Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? No way! There’s no room for any additional baggage. Sorry.
Muir has just one year left before she ages out of this stupid system. One year and she will be free. One year to avoid anything—or anyone—that could get in her way.
But it seems that her plans are about to be destroyed, as she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. These people can change everything. They can even change Muir and her attitude to this world.