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Elle Jauffret

 

 

Elle Jauffret writes, lawyers, and collects spices and clothes from around the world. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and were featured at literary workshops across the country. She grew up in France where she enjoyed a steady diet of international folklores and 19th-20th century novels and ran barefoot through the woods of Provence before becoming the American lawyer and writer she is today.

She holds a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School (USA) and Université Côte d'Azur Law School (France). Her diverse work experience (pastry chef assistant, lifeguard, teacher, translator, military spouse, 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. President's hospital) for two consecutive years and she 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, 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.​