Elle Jauffret

Creator / Writer / Fork Handler

Short Bio

Elle Jauffret 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 raced sailboats, competed in fast-pitch softball, and learned to cook. She holds a Juris Doctorate from both the George Washington University Law School (Washington DC, USA) and the Nice Sophia Antipolis University Law School (Nice, France). When she is not working or writing, she creates fiction food for Curiositales magazine and volunteers at the local middle school's library. She is an active SCBWI member and lives in California with her family.​

Longer Bio

Born in France, Elle grew up on international folklores, French 19th century novels, American 20th century speculative fiction, and Twilight Zone reruns. 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). 

After graduating with honors from law school in France, she earned a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C.) where she was initiated in Phi Delta Phi, the International Legal Honor Society. She has worked as a pastry chef assistant, a lifeguard, a teacher, a medical writer, and as a criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office—experiences that have influenced her writing. She writes across genres and loves layering her stories with elements of science, history, and suspense.

Three of her short stories were featured at the National Children's Museum and used in schools as part of the Kids Euro Festival in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. 

She chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the U.S. Presidents' hospital) and initiated the program “First Breath, First Read” that provides new books to babies born in the hospital—as a first step into the world of literacy.  

When she isn't lawyering or writing, Elle creates fiction food for Curiositales magazine and volunteers at her local middle school's library. She is an active member of SCBWI.