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Elle Jauffret

Writer ~ Science Enthusiast ~ Fork Handler

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Elle Jauffret is the author of The MazeThe Ingredients of Life, and The Girl of Salt and Feathers (YA historical thriller; SDSU Writers’ Conference Choice award). She grew up in France where she raced sailboats and competed in softball. She earned her Juris Doctorate at the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. and is a California Attorney. She has visited three continents and 32 states and presently lives in San Diego, CA with her family. 

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

After graduating with honors from law school in France, she earned a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C.). She has worked as a chef assistant, a linguist, a medical/legal writer, and as a criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office—experiences that have influenced her writing. She writes historical fiction, suspense, and speculative fiction. 

She was the recipient of the SDSU Writers’ Conference Choice award, and 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. area. 

She chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the U.S. President's 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.