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.


12 Fun Facts About Jennifer:

  • I was born and lived all but three years of my life in Wisconsin.
  • 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 am a card-carrying member of four Midwestern historical societies.
  • 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. Generally speaking, of course.
  • 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 and freely admit it.