After a failed career as a comedian at the age of four due to shyness, Jennifer fell into writing to explore both her humor and the world around her. Born and raised in Michigan, she completed a BA in English from Michigan State University in 2007. She moved to Athens, GA in June of 2011, and completed her MAIS from Western New Mexico University focusing on English and History. She primarily writes speculative fiction but also enjoys writing poetry and non-fiction pieces. Utilizing themes of gender-bending and female empowerment, Jennifer hopes her writing will change the way we view men and women in both our stories and our lives.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was about two kids who get their kite stuck in a tree and a seemingly scary/freakishly tall man who proves to be neither freakish nor scary as he helps them get it unstuck.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the state of Michigan although we moved around a lot so I didn't stay anywhere for too long (even after growing up I've been living the vagabond lifestyle). I think Michigan definitely has set the scene for a lot of my writing, but I think growing up in a dysfunctional home influenced my writing a lot more than any location.
A supernatural haven where creatures have taken refuge, Big City has never been home to a demon hunter. With creatures of every kind operating under a delicate balance of council rule and turf law, the addition of an inexperienced demon hunter threatens to throw everything out of whack. Whit Clayborne - fledgling demon hunter, isn't your traditional hero but he's the one Big City's stuck with.