A native Californian, JEN MCCONNELL began her writing life in San Francisco in 1996. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She has published numerous stories in literary journals and anthologies. Jen currently makes her home on the Lake Erie shore, with her husband, child, and pug. She supports her writing habit by working in non-profit marketing and communications. Her website is www.jenmcconnell.com.