J E N N I F E R   R U D E   K L E T T

Midwestern freelance writer of history, home, garden, travel & food 

About Jennifer

  Native Wisconsinite Jennifer Rude Klett is a freelance nonfiction writer and photojournalist for print and digital publications covering topics such as history, home & garden, travel, food, and life in Midwestern U.S.A. She is a journalism graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and former newspaper reporter. Jennifer volunteers her time as newsletter editor for one of the four Midwestern historical societies of which she is a member. Jennifer's nonfiction book, Alamo Doughboy: Marching Into The Heart Of Kaiser's Germany During World War I, was first published in 2014 by Branden Books. The current second edition of Alamo Doughboy published in 2019, available on amazon.com. 

*Look for Jennifer's new cookbook due out fall of 2021.


12 Fun Facts About Jennifer:

  • I was born and lived all but three years of my life in Wisconsin; raised in the 'burbs but now live on a farm.
  • I am tall and come from other tall people . . . the only girl with a bunch of tall brothers.
  • I love to cook, bake and plant things especially burr oak trees, the greatest tree on God's green Earth.
  • I appreciate and subscribe to many print newspapers and magazines. I surround myself with books.
  • I mill my own flour at home. I also make cheese.
  • Speaking of cheese, I eat cheese every day. Usually, more than once a day.
  • In my opinion, beagles are the cutest dogs and marmalades are the cutest cats. 
  • I believe you can solve most of your problems at church, the library, and the hardware store.
  • I think history is important because it provides a sense of context. Traveling does that, too.
  • I still have slumber parties every year with girlfriends I've known since high school.
  • I am drawn to simplicity.
  • I am a serial redecorator.