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Elle Jauffret


Elle Jauffret writes, lawyers, and collects clothes from around the world . She is the author of Digging Through The Red Dust (Dreaming Robot Press), How to Serve Carnivorous Plants (Running Wild Press), The Maze (KEF), The Ingredients of Life (KEF), and The Girl of Salt and Feathers (SDSU Writers’ Conference Choice award). She grew up in France where she ran barefoot through the woods and raced sailboats. 

She holds a Juris Doctorate from both the George Washington University Law School (USA) and the Nice Sophia Antipolis University Law School (France). Her diverse work experience (pastry chef assistant, lifeguard, teacher, translator, medical writer, and criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office...) has influenced her writing and she loves to layer her stories with elements of science, history, and suspense. She chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the U.S. Presidents' hospital).

When she is not working or writing, she creates fiction food/crafts, holds French conversational classes, and volunteers at her middle school's library. She is an active SCBWI member and lives in California with her family.​ 


Random Facts about Elle

  • She drinks green tea every morning;
  • She loves scary stories and science experiments;
  • She is always ready to try new things (food, clothes, activities) and make new friends;
  • She speaks English, French, and some Spanish;
  • ​She loves foreign movies;
  • She used to sail and play volleyball and softball competitively;
  • Sign her up to start a colony in space or to go ghost hunting in a haunted mansion;
  • Favorite interjection: Tag, you're it!
  • Favorite quote: Do not cry because it's over, smile because it happened.