As a kid, Jen lived coast to coast across the United States (in California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Utah) and also spent a year in Japan. For an introverted kid, all the moves meant difficulties making friends at school until Junior High. The natural gift of those years was elaborate day dreaming.
Jen has a snooty degree in English Literature and considers Agatha Christie the Queen of all things good in mystery. Her other favorite genres to read are fantasy and science fiction--anything that pushes reality aside and introduces her to worlds that only live in the imagination of another.
She lives in Utah with her husband and three children. She absolutely abhors making crafts, except once a year at Christmas time, when she takes two weeks off work and makes elaborate gingerbread houses.