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Jennifer R. Thornton
Jennifer R. Thornton received her B.A. in English as a transfer student from Modesto Junior College to UC Davis, where she won the Elliot Gilbert Memorial Prize for Best Undergraduate Honors Creative Writing Project in fiction. Jennifer is currently a second year graduate student in the Creative Writing MFA program, an instructor for ENL 5F, introductory creative fiction, and a volunteer with the Creative Writing Reading Series. In the past, she has worked as a writing tutor for students learning English, and as a paraeducator in a local high school with special-needs teenagers.
Jennifer's creative work ranges between literary short fiction stories and young adult urban fantasy novels, but the thematic focuses and explorations remain the same. She writes about the surreal, the strange, and the cataclysmic, all while exploring how we hurt each other, how we help each other, and the depths of human relationships with the natural world.