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Jennifer Spiegel

Don Fitzsimmons

Jennifer Spiegel is mostly a fiction writer with three books and a miscellany of short publications, though she also teaches English and creative writing. She is part of Snotty Literati, a book-reviewing gig, with Lara Smith. She lives with her family in Arizona.

"LOVE SLAVE," with its slightly deceptive title, is a New York novel full of acerbic, witty and heartbreaking moments--not to mention quite a bit of cultural critique and Gen X woe.

"THE FREAK CHRONICLES" is a short story collection with two kinds of stories. There are Domestic Freaks and there are Freaks Abroad. Stories are set in the U.S., South Africa, Cuba, China and Russia.

"AND SO WE DIE, HAVING FIRST SLEPT," a second novel, is about marriage, youth, middle-age, Gen X and fidelity. Brett is older than Cash by a decade; both are world-weary--one from negotiating brain trauma and rehab and the absence of pretty boys, the other from addiction and road trips and even a Billy Graham crusade. Bath salts and babies work on their ten-year relationship, forcing them to begin again one way or another.

Spiegel is also a co-editor of Dead Inside: Poems and Essays About Zombies.

There are a ton of book reviews available at Snotty Literati's site.

Currently, Spiegel is working on a memoir, "Cancer, I'll Give You One Year: A Non-Informative Guide To Breast Cancer," or "Cancer, I'll Give You One Year: How To Get Your Ba-Da-Bing Boobies On The House!" Look for this book in mid-2019!

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Carelle Stein, Steven Maricic, Linda Addison, Mendy Sobol, Georgann Prochaska, Jennifer Spiegel, Elena Hartwell, Sallie Cochren, Rafael Reyes-Ruiz, Debra Cunningham

And So We Die, Having First Slept
Fiction / Literature
Five Oaks Press
December 2018
ISBN 9781731451576
263 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

AND SO WE DIE, HAVING FIRST SLEPT is a novel about marriage, youth, middle-age, Gen X, and fidelity. More/less

Love Slave
Fiction / Literature
Unbridled Books
September 2012
ISBN 9781609530822
292 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Thirty-year-old office temp and confessional column writer Sybil Weatherford befriends the lead singer of a rock band, with whom she becomes infatuated and sees as a way out of the mundanity and desperation of her own inactivity.

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