Jenn is seeking representation for her debut crime novel, Opening the Bodies, which takes place in 1894 Philadelphia. Ella, a medical student who runs the dissection lab at her college, discovers her latest specimen is the body of a missing woman. Her best friend Lizzie, a fast-talking reporter, convinces Ella they should investigate the woman’s murder. When they uncover a political conspiracy that puts Lizzie in danger, Ella must find the courage to get out of the lab to save her friend—and catch some bad guys.
Jenn is a student at UC Riverside’s low-residency MFA, holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion from the University of Chicago, and was a Tin House 2020 novel workshop recipient. She has worked in academics and finance, and her work has appeared in The Coachella Review, Litbreak Magazine, and The Copperfield Review.
She is also a literacy advocate and lives in Portland, OR with her partner and children.