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Elle Jauffret

Short Bio: Elle Jauffret is a French-born American writer and lawyer from California. When she is not writing, she can be found exploring new places, experimenting in the kitchen, or wrestling with her children.

Longer Bio: Elle Jauffret grew up in France, nurtured by international folklore and 19th-20th century novels, before becoming the lawyer and writer she is today. She holds Juris Doctorates 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, medical writer, and criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office) has influenced and informed her writing.

Elle loves to layer her stories with elements of science, history, and suspense. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and were featured at literary workshops (in schools, at the National Children’s Museum, and at the Kids Euro Festival). 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 holds French conversational classes. She is an active SCBWI member and lives in California with her family.​