Jennifer's Friends


Sumer W.
“Jennifer Pennifer is a well-written and beautifully illustrated children's book. The story leads to Jennifer's misadventure and the positive, loving way her mother responds. Throughout the story, there is expression of positive family values: eating together as a family and enjoying family meals, parents helping their children, parents reading to their children and communication between family members. The resource page is a bonus for parents, giving insight and advice on arenting. I recommend this book for children, ages 4 to 11. ”

Licensed Professional Counselor
For nearly a decade, Leslie B. Kuerbitz, Licensed Professional Counselor, has led a successful counseling practice working with individuals, couples and families. She frequently conducts stress management workshops. Her family practice specialty areas include positive parenting, managing stress and managing anger.

“All children experience misadventures as they explore the world,” says the author. “They should be taught appropriate behavior through love, discipline, and encouragement.”

Serving the Community
Leading up to her individual counseling career, Leslie worked as a training coordinator, family assistance coordinator and as crisis counselor for a municipal police department. During her 20-year career with the department, Leslie assisted families of officers injured or killed in the line-of-duty, and counseled victims of violent crime. She continues to serve as a victim advocate and as clinical director for the Dallas-Area Crisis Response Team. Leslie is a Police Instructor, certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).

Leadership Experience
Leslie’s leadership experience includes: the Mayor’s Domestic Violence Task Force, City of Dallas; Garland Independent School District L.I.G.H.T. Counselor Advisory Board; Garland ISD New Horizons Advisory Board for Teen Pregnancy; Executive Board of Directors, Counseling Institute of Texas and the Planning Committee for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Crime Victims Clearing House, statewide conference.

Author Readings
Did you know that Leslie can come to your community for a reading and book signing? For readings in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, please contact Leslie.

Special website pricing! Buy the book, which includes an autograph by author Leslie B. Kuerbitz, for only $10.95 plus shipping (regular price $16.95). Give yourself, or someone you love, this gift of love.

Leslie resides near Dallas with husband Charlie, an army veteran and Purple Heart recipient. After a ten-year career in the army, Charlie became a police officer for the City of Garland, Texas Police Department, and retired after 32 years of service.

Charlie and Leslie Kuerbitz

Leslie’s daughter, the real Jennifer, has benefited from the positive parenting practices Leslie teaches, and is a very caring medical doctor.

Leslie and Charlie support the Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas . They are proud owners of five mini-schnauzers (three of whom are seen in the book). Leslie and Charlie advocate for responsible pet care and no-kill animal shelters.