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Jennifer Lavoie

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Jennifer Lavoie lives in Connecticut in the same city she grew up in. While growing up, she always wanted to be a writer or a teacher and briefly debated a career in marine biology. The only problem with that was she’s deathly afraid of deep water. Starting during a holiday season as temporary help, she worked in a bookstore for six years and made it all the way up to assistant manager before she left to take a job teaching. Jennifer has her bachelor’s degree in secondary English education and found a job in her town teaching middle school students. Along with another teacher and a handful of students, Jennifer started the first Gay-Straight Alliance at the school. She is also active in other student clubs and enjoys pairing students with b ...more

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I love reading science fiction and fantasy novels. They're my absolute…more
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I love reading science fiction and fantasy novels. They're my absolute favorite! I will read just about anything that is put in front of me, but my trusted go to genre is definitely the hard scifi. I love seeing how an author builds worlds and how people adapt to them. "Aristoi" by Walter Jon Williams was the book that got me hooked. I read it when I was about fifteen and was fascinating. Terraforming has been a mild obsession of mine since then. There's something that intrigues me about going to an empty planet and turning into a life-supporting environment.

Right now I'm also into the Taking Shield series by Anna Butler. The first one, Gyrfalcon, was everything I love about hard scifi, plus it has a romance in the background between two wonderful male leads. While their relationship does not take center stage, it's there enough to satisfy. But, again, the focus is the hard scifi. There's a dangerous alien species, fascinating technology, world building... I could go on for hours!(less)
Jennifer Lavoie Write as much as you can and don't be discouraged by setbacks or rejections. It happens to EVERYONE and you can only grow from it. Also, listen to…moreWrite as much as you can and don't be discouraged by setbacks or rejections. It happens to EVERYONE and you can only grow from it. Also, listen to your editors. Your book is not prefect, no one writes a perfect book. The editor is there to help you and will MAKE it the perfect book with you. They are worth their weight in gold and then some. So don't fight them during the editing process. Listen, and then apply what they tell you to make your writing better. (less)
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Even as a writer and English teacher, it is difficult to find the correct words and put them in the correct order to express just how horrific the state of affairs is in America. How does one express their feelings when overcome with rage that is barely suppressed, sorrow that makes one physically ill, and utter disbelief?


Historically speaking, what is happening at our southern border is not ne...

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An incredible volume of poetry I picked up on a whim at City Lights in San Francisco. It’s so poignant, especially right now. I read the first poem as word came out of Antwon Rose, another young black teen, who had been gunned down by the police. I c ...more
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Jennifer Lavoie Colleen wrote: "Its depressing to look through your classroom library self and realize over half the books you listed I haven't read."

That is depressing! D: But then, a lot of them I bought this year... so... that's probably why. :)


Colleen Its depressing to look through your classroom library self and realize over half the books you listed I haven't read.


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