Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dead at 66

Barbara Park, a former class clown who channeled her irreverence into the million-selling mishaps of grade schooler Junie B. Jones, has died. She was 66.

Park died Friday after a long battle with ovarian cancer, according to a statement released Sunday by Random House Books for Young Readers. She was a longtime resident of Scottsdale, Ariz., where she lived with her husband, Richard, and raised two sons.

via Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones author, dead at 66 | Nation & World | The Seattle Times.