Berkeley Fiction Review is a UC Berkeley undergraduate, student-run publication that looks for innovative short fiction that plays with form and content as well as traditionally constructed stories with fresh voices and original ideas.
Issue 31 of Berkeley Fiction Review includes the following stories: "Dog in a Jar" by Thomas May, "Latchkey" by Anne Valente, "The Places We Keep Our Dead" by Tyler Evans, "The Downward Spiral" by Brian Betteridge, "The Finger in the Matchbox" by Lucas Carpenter, "The Mermaid and the Pornographer" by Jacqueline Vogtman, "Tiger" by Thailan When, "Disarticulation" by Brad McLelland, "Cleaver" by Kyle Snow, "The Streets of Philadelphia" by Brian Betteridge, "Couple" by Meg Tuite, "Indian Village" by B.J. Hollars, "Leaves" by Ray Radigan, "Trumpet" by M. J. Kelley, "Chessmen" by Nate Stottrup, "Any Little Morsel" by Bess Winter, "Cricket Song" by Carissa Lentz, "Summer Chair" by Ray Radigan, "Funeral Games" by Caitlin Campbell, and "Ghost" by Thomas May.
Two-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award (2005 & 2006), Jennifer's weekly humor column appeared in The Kansas City Star for over four years, until she gave it up to be a full-time young adult novelist.
Jennifer's debut novel, HATE LIST (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009) received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA "Perfect Ten," and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. HATE LIST also won the Michigan Library Association's Thumbs Up! Award, the Louisiana Teen Readers Choice award, the 2012 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award, was an honorable mention for the 2011 Arkansas Teen Book Award, is a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback, received spots on the Texas Library Association's Taysha's high school reading list as well as the Missouri Library Association's Missouri Gateway Awards list, and has been chosen to represent the state of Missouri in the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Jennifer's second novel, BITTER END, (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011) received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and is listed on the YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and is a 2012 Taysha's high school reading list pick as well.
Jennifer writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area, with her husband and three children.