Jen Steffen is a mother with two precocious children, ages 15 and 7, that fuel her imagination and often try her patience. Due to a misunderstanding in her young adulthood, she dropped out of college believing that what mattered was the experience. That being the case, she took on any job that came her way, beginning with the position of research assistant. She has since been a photo clerk, a cleaning lady, a bartender/waitress, a pizza delivery driver, a personal care attendant, a retail sales associate, a sandwich maker in a coffee shop, and an administrative assistant for a home health care company. She is now employed with Right at Home as a homemaker. She is also in school at the Art Institutes International, Minnesota, studying photography. Her projected graduation date is Winter quarter 2014, where she will be awarded a BFA in Photography.
She began writing in middle school with a silly illustrated story about a light bulb that wouldn’t light. She wrote a short novel in high school as well as several short stories, and got entirely too interested in writing as a profession.She now lives with her husband and two children, a cat that most people think is a figment of the author’s imagination, and Graybeard the gerbil. When not writing, she can be found with a book in her hands or a camera, as she is trying to channel some of her creativity into visually telling the story.