Jenn McKee spent nearly 12 years as a staff entertainment reporter/theater critic for The Ann Arbor News/MLive Media Group. After growing up in Brighton, Michigan, she wrote her first theater reviews for The Michigan Daily while an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan, and continued to write freelance, arts-oriented articles for local newspapers while earning an MA in English at University of Georgia, and then an MFA in creative writing (fiction) at Penn State University. She’s published a poem (that’s right, ONE – jealous much?), several book reviews, and a handful of short stories in literary journals, and one of her stories, “Under the Influence,” was selected by Joyce Carol Oates for inclusion in the anthology, Best New American Voices 2003.
She’s written a travel memoir about driving a complete stranger around the country for a 3 week book tour – on short notice, without pay, and only a few weeks after her wedding – that she’s hoping to get published, but until then, she’s blogging and obsessing about what she’s not getting done in her brightly-painted home in Southeast Michigan, which she shares with her lovely husband Joe and her two squirrelly little daughters, Lily and Neve.
To contact Jenn, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org; to see her latest journalistic publications, please visit her A2 Arts Addict blog.