Jennifer Moffett has published short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction in various magazines and literary journals. Her debut novel, THOSE WHO PREY (Atheneum, Simon & Schuster) was a New York Public Library Teen Staff Pick, Boston Public Library Teen Central Staff Pick, Kansas NEA Reading Circle List High School Title, and a Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award nominee.
An Arkansas native, Jennifer spent her childhood playing in creeks and climbing trees while dreaming up outlandish stories and occasionally writing them down. After working in the children’s television industry in New York City, she completed her master’s degree in Creative Writing at The University of Mississippi. She started publishing her work as a journalist and books editor, writing numerous book reviews and author profiles for regional publications.
Her fiction and poetry have appeared in the New Orleans Review, Hartskill Review, Revolution House, Sundress Publications’ book Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, as well as in other publications. She is the recipient of The Gary Wilson Short Fiction Award for a story published in the literary journal descant, where she is an associate editor.
She teaches creative writing at a community college on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where she enjoys kayaking, gardening, reading outdoors, and planning trips to new places (preferably with great local bookstores).
She is represented by Shannon Hassan at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.