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Elle Jauffret

Short bio: Elle Jauffret is a French-born Californian lawyer and writer. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and were featured at the Kids Euro Festival and The National Children’s Museum workshops. She chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the US presidents’ hospital) and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Long bio: Elle Jauffret is a French-born Californian lawyer, military spouse (Go Navy!), and the author of novels and short stories—some of which were featured at literary workshops (in schools, at the National Children’s Museum, and at the Kids Euro Festival). She holds Juris Doctorates from the George Washington University Law School (USA) and Université Côte d’Azur Law School (France). Her diverse work experience (lifeguard, teacher, translator, medical writer, and criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office) has influenced and informed her writing. She chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the U.S. Presidents’ hospital) and believes "literacy is a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning” (UNESCO).​ When she is not working or writing, she creates fiction food and volunteers in her community. She is an active SCBWI member, belongs to several writers groups, and lives in California with her family.​ 

Writing Communities: SCBWI, Binders full of MG writers, Pitch Wars, KidLit411, Story Summit, Writers Coffeehouse

Hometowns: Nice, France / Chicago, Il / Bethesda, MD / San Diego, CA