Elle Jauffret

Writer ~ Lawyer ~ Fork Handler

Elle Jauffret spent her formative years in France and graduated from both the Nice-Sophia Antipolis Law School (France) and the George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C.). She has worked as a linguist and a medical and legal writer (and a lifeguard and a pastry chef assistant during her teenaged years). She also witnessed autopsies and learned to fire guns when working as a criminal attorney for the California Attorney General's office. 

As the mother of two boys, she chaired the Pediatric Literacy Program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (the U.S. President's hospital) for two consecutive years and initiated the program “First Breath, First Read” that provides a new book to babies born in the hospital—as a first step into the world of literacy. As we all know, it is never too early to read or to be read.

When she isn't lawyering or writing, she combines her love of food and literature to create and photograph book-based dishes (see the Fiction Food tab).

She lives in California with her family.

Featured Works

Elle's photos and recipes are featured on New York Times best seller Leigh Bardugo's website (Leigh is the author of the Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows)