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Elle Jauffret

Writer

Born in France, Elle Jauffret grew up nurtured by the Mediterranean Sea and the soil of Provence. A graduate of Université Nice Sophia Antipolis Law School and The George Washington University Law School, she spends her time writing novels and short stories when she’s not practicing law. Her diverse work experience (pastry chef assistant, lifeguard, teacher, translator, medical writer, and criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office, etc...) has influenced her writing. The daughter of a teacher, she grew up on international folklores, French 19th century novels, American 20th century fiction, and Twilight Zone reruns. She writes across genres and loves layering her stories with elements of science, history, and suspense. She lives in California with her children and husband. She is an active member of SCBWI.

Facts about Elle:

She grew up with mountains of books and the sea and the woods as her playground;

She speaks English, French, and some Spanish;

She's always ready for scary stories and science experiments;

She loves food and fashion (they represent the beautiful array of cultures, languages, and civilizations);

Sign her up to start a colony in space or go ghost hunting in a haunted castle;

She chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the U.S. Presidents' hospital); 

Favorite quote: Do not cry because it's over, smile because it happened;