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Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

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

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 an attorney for the California Attorney General's office—experiences that have influenced her writing. She writes historical fiction and children's speculative fiction.

She was the recipient of the SDSU Writers’ Conference Choice award (historical mystery), 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 writes fiction food for Curiositales and rides around town on her Vespa.