Ms. Jenna Blum
Kansas, United States
JENNA BLUM is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of THOSE WHO SAVE US and THE STORMCHASERS. Jenna is also one of Oprah's Top Thirty Women Writers. Jenna earned a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she taught creative and communications writing and was the Fiction Editor for AGNI Literary Magazine for 5 years. Jenna helped found Boston's Grub Street Writers in 1997 and has taught fiction and advanced novel workshops for Grub for fifteen years; she currently contributes to the Friday Five-0 advice column for writers and her monthly column Writer On the Road for Grub Street Daily. Jenna's debut novel THOSE WHO SAVE US was a New York Times bestseller; a Boston Globe bestseller; the #1 bestselling book of the year in Holland in 2011; the winner of the 2005 Ribalow Prize, adjudged by Elie Wiesel; and has been published in 17 foreign countries; THOSE WHO SAVE US is currently under option for a feature film, for which Jenna is writing the screenplay. Jenna's second novel, THE STORMCHASERS, is a Boston Globe bestseller, a Dutch bestseller, a French ELLE pick, a Target Emerging Authors pick, and has editions in 15 foreign countries. Both novels are perennial book club favorites; Jenna has spoken about her novels in person or via Skype to over 1000 book clubs. Jenna travels extensively to speak at fundraisers, universities, and libraries; to book Jenna, please visit her website, www.jennablum.com. Jenna has homes in Boston and southern Minnesota and is presently living with her partner Jim Reed in Wichita, KS, where she's researching her third novel. For more information about Jenna, please follow her on Facebook and Twitter and visit her at www.jennablum.com.
- Bachelor of Arts in English from Kenyon College
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University
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