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Elle Jauffret

 Short bioElle grew p in France and graduated from Université Cote d’Azur law school and the George Washington University law school. She spent time in the Chicago metro area, the Washington DC metro area, and presently lives in Southern California with her husband and children. She writes young adult and middle grade stories. In her spare time, she enjoys museums, VR workouts, escape room games, and wrestling with her children.

Long bio: Elle Jauffret is a French-born American 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 writers groups, and lives in California with her family.

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