Jean French

463-850 Raines Rd.
Janesville, CA 96114
(775) 772-3049

Author's Bio

Jeanie French earned a Master's degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1995. Her first collection of poetry, Paean, was published in 2005 by Finishing Line Press. She is currently collaborating with an artist on a book about logging in the Pacific Northwest. Three of her essays about raising a teenaged daughter appeared in Ophelia’s Mom by Dr. Nina Shandler. She writes fiction as well and is working on a novel based on the Beowulf story. French taught in the California Arts in Corrections Program and now teaches full-time at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV, where she has been instrumental in building a new online creative writing program. She is the poetry editor for Red Rock Review.

Publications and Prizes

Avocet, Beginnings Magazine, Blue Collar Review, California Quarterly, Calyx, Clark Street Review, Connecticut River Review, Curious Rooms, Shemom, Southern Poetry Review
(Finishing Line Press, 2005)
Prizes Won: 
French's essay, "Glass Beach" won the non-fiction section of Knock Journal's 2005 Eco-Lit Contest.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Travels in Alaska by John Muir
Hole in the Sky by William Kittredge
The Theater of Night by Alberto Rios
The 49$ Tomato by William Alexander
What Came Before He Shot Her by Elizabeth George

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Last updated: May 19, 2008