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Jenny Jaeckel

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Jenny Jaeckel is the author of House of Rougeaux, which is her debut novel. Her previous titles include For the Love of Meat: Nine Illustrated Stories and Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob. In 2016, Jaeckel published the graphic memoir Spot 12: Five Months in the Neonatal ICU which was the winner of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Spot 12 was also a 2016 finalist in the Foreword Indies Book Awards. She has also appeared as a guest on the popular podcast ONE BAD MOTHER.

Jenny Jaeckel was born in California, but lives in Victoria, British Columbia, where she and her husband became health refugees when their child needed a decade of specialized medical care. Jaeckel is currently working on her second novel, a continua
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Jenny Jaeckel A collection of short stories called "For the Love of Meat: 9 Illustrated Stories." This a compilation of stories that spans many countries and even c…moreA collection of short stories called "For the Love of Meat: 9 Illustrated Stories." This a compilation of stories that spans many countries and even centuries. I have long wanted to do an illustrated story collection similar to Eduardo Galeano's "The Book of Embraces." The illustrations don't necessarily explain something that happens in the story, but instead add interest, surprise. It will be released some time in Spring 2015.(less)
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POW! Right in the Patriarchy

            Years
ago, I had a British friend, Dina. We met at a Jewish summer camp for
college-age people, and a few months after that I spent ten days with her in
London. It was late December and we spent a lot of time holed up in her flat in
the deep communion that can strike when two people click during a period of
transition. Dina was fierce, hilarious and brilliant. The kind of charismatic
and opi

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